Africa calls for better data and better lives -18/11/2015

​18/11/2015, Africa

African countries converge for African Statistics Day 2015 in hopes of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in economic and social development and in preserving the environment. Each member country reflects on their achievements and improvements made in their development trajectory as well progress made in measuring this development. The festivities have selected “Better data for better lives: Harnessing modern technology to enhance national statistical systems” as the theme for 2015…more

Data to Reach Underserved Communities – 18/11/2015

​​18/11/2015, Washington, DC, USA

At this Georgetown University event, participants will sit down with thought leaders in Big Data and civic technology to discuss how these tools can be used in public policy and social innovation, particularly for underserved communities. Co-hosted by Georgetown’s Massive Data Institute at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation​, this work aims to better understand the impact of data on social and public outcomes…more