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A Window onto the World of Social Science Research

February 07, 2017
Social science and the future of health care go hand-in-hand, but it's an underappreciated partnership.

4 Barriers to Using Machine Learning to Support the SDGs

Born from the widest ever public consultation by the UN, the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a chance to ‘press the reset button on development’. Critically, the SDGs encourage countries to improve data analysis and to track progress with common indicators. Many of the goals are inter-related and influence each other. But with such...

How Virtual Reality Activism Can Live Up to the Hype

Recently, 35 leaders in tech, international development, philanthropy and venture capital gathered at frog design in San Francisco for a Technology Salon debating the question, “Is Virtual Reality a New Paradigm for Humanitarianism or is it more Augmented Hype?” Participants experienced virtual reality with several HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and frog design headsets. Coined by...

Responsible Data Case Studies

Development, humanitarian and human rights organizations increasingly collect and use digital data at the various stages of their programming. This type of data has the potential to yield great benefit, but it can also increase individual and community exposure to harm and privacy risks.

Announcing the Data Revolution for Policy Makers Conference

by UN Global Pulse
UN Global Pulse, through Pulse Lab

Resilience Resources: RABIT - Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact

This page provides guidance materials relating to RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit.  This enables the measurement of resilience baselines, and also measurement of the impact on resilience of development interventions; particularly introduction of ICTs.  It focuses on resilience in low-income communities.

Africa going nuclear

Can African states turn their nuclear power ambitions into reality?

Summary of the first UN World Data Forum: 15-18 January 2017

This IISD summary provide a synthesis of discussion and outcomes from the first UN World Data Forum held in South Africa from 15-18 January 2017.

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