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A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

This report from the UN's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) proposes ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development.

Experiments with industrial policy: the case of Pakistan

In today’s post-industrial era high performing economies have information technology and high value added services as their drivers of growth and for Pakistan to catch up, the long suppressed industrial and manufacturing sectors first need to be unleashed in order to provide the unemployed masses with jobs and promote innovation.

Shooting our hard drive into space and other ways to practise responsible development data

This book is offered as a first attempt to understand what responsible data means in the context of international development programming. It takes a broad view of development and also anticipates that some of the methods and lessons may have resonance for related fields and practitioners.

Red cloud rising: cloud computing in China

In recent years the Chinese government has prioritized the development of cloud computing technology with the twin goals of expanding Chinese military and civilian access to cloud computing information technology (IT) resources and creating an internationally competitive Chinese cloud computing service industry.

The new transparency in development economics: lessons from the Millennium Villages controversy

The Millennium Villages Project is a high profile, multi-country development project that has aimed to serve as a model for ending rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. The project became the subject of controversy when the methodological basis of early claims of success was questioned.

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