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The data side of leaving no one behind

In this paper we look at lessons learned from data landscaping at the national level, and examine how it can be used to inform decisions about poverty eradication and ensure no one is left behind.

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Featured work

Blog
20 September 2021

Putting data at the heart of the Leave No One Behind agenda: areas for action

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Poverty & Inequality Lead

Blog
22 September 2021

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Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

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Blog
30 June 2021

Data, language and the power to change norms

It’s time we asked ourselves some hard questions about the power imbalance within the development sector.

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use

Webinar
2 August 2021

Targeting Covid-19 relief in Uganda: The role of data, statistics and evidence

In this webinar a range of speakers discuss the role of data in targeting social safety nets in Uganda, an issue that is coming strongly to the fore with the impacts of Covid-19 on Uganda's poorest communities.

Briefing
30 June 2021

Disability inclusion in Western Kenya: Key findings from county budget data

This series of publications tracks the disability inclusivity of budgets in five counties in Kenya across five financial years.

Blog
27 July 2021

Including local and national actors in humanitarian open data

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Report
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Blog
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Aid to Afghanistan is stagnating despite the desperate need for funding. Donors must come together to ensure that this does not become the new normal for such crises.

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Report
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Tracking the global humanitarian response to Covid-19

An overview of the humanitarian response to Covid-19, showing general humanitarian funding trends as well as the quality of funding and reporting