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25 November 2022

The data behind the debate over Uganda’s income status

DI's Zach Christensen and Dean Breed look into the contested statistics behind the dispute between UBOS and the World Bank about Uganda's income status.

Written by

Zach Christensen, Dean Breed

2 November 2022

Action on poverty and inequality needs locally owned data

Reflecting on the recent OECD-DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities meeting, Deborah Hardoon explains why locally owned data on people, finance and risk is essential to taking action on rising poverty and inequality.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

20 September 2022

To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities

As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

22 March 2022

Data kitchens – putting users at the centre of development solutions

Following the 53rd session of the UN Statistical Commission, DI’s Claudia Wells unpacks what putting users at the heart of data solutions really means

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use

18 November 2021

Improving statistical capacity and data literacy in Somalia

Guest author Sharmarke Farah, Director-General of the Somali National Bureau of Statistics, reflects on the progress his young agency has made and how a newly launched learning platform will play an important role in continuing to improve data literacy in Somalia.

Guest author

Written by Sharmarke Farah

Director General of Somalia National Bureau of Statistics

27 July 2021

Including local and national actors in humanitarian open data

How data-driven transparency can be extended to better capture the critical work of local and national actors within the humanitarian system

Written by Verity Outram

International Policy & Engagement Lead

28 June 2021

Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt

Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.

Written by Bill Anderson

Data & Information Architect

25 August 2020

How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses

Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.

Written by Carina Chicet

Analyst

4 June 2020

Strengthening data-driven transparency in response to Covid-19

Liz Steele and Mark Brough share DI's experience of developing a new Covid-19 data visualisation, including incentives for organisations to improve the quality of the data they are publishing.

Written by Liz Steele

Fellow