Big Brother is Watching

By UNDWForum Many people nowadays have cellphones – in fact, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, there are 7.2 billion mobile cellular telephone subscriptions in 2015, with the United Nations Population Division estimating the world population at 7.3 billion for the same year. Cell phones act…

Community -Based Data Collection

By UNWDFORUM A VEHICLE FOR BUILDING TRUST  The first ever UN World Data Forum has been characterized by the sharing of lived experiences of using data to improve lives. In this session, delegates from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya shared their experiences of the benefits and challenges of community-based data collection. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics…

Counting People To Make People Count

By Data Voices at UNWDForum Better DATA is needed to ensure that NO-ONE is left BEHIND! The session had a large and eminent panel, who spoke to the needs of various interest groups, gave real-world examples of how disaggregation of data is possible, and the positive impact of the availability of disaggregated data on addressing the…

TAG 2017, 6-9 March, Dar es Salaam

Developing countries face huge challenges in accessing up-to-date information about aid, development, and humanitarian flows – information that they need to plan and manage those resources effectively. Similarly, citizens in developing countries and in donor countries lack the information they need to hold their governments accountable for the use of those resources. IATI aims to…