“Our world is bursting with information, yet we have a lack of data where we need it most: in and about the poorest and most marginalized communities,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. Calling data “the lifeblood of decision-making,” he warned that, in the Post-2015 Development Era, “the need for data and information will go beyond what statistical offices are currently doing in each country. It will require new ways of gathering data, new data-based partners, new users and new policies for better lives.” …(more)
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