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Africa needs a data revolution in health and education

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to recognise the rights of the Girl Child and the unique challenges they face in our male-domi...

Staggering New Numbers on Education: 263 million children, adolescents and youth excluded

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Students in Calabar, Nigeria © OGSB The latest global out-of-school numbers are out and the story they tell is familiar. A jointly published polic...

Citizens, the Private Sector and SDG implementation: Scale success and scrap the rest

Johannes Jütting | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Johannes Jütting

SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.

Data - The First Hurdle to Overcome to Attain the SDGs

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.19.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

With the start of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community must take a close look at what it will take to meet the ambitious set of targets.

Why Volunteers Can Help Lead the Changes Required to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Richard Dictus | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Richard Dictus

The SDGs will only be successful if all people and groups are fully engaged and have a voice in the way the SDGs are implemented. If we count exclusively on government policy, private and public investment to make things happen, we probably will not have enough resources to reach everybody.

WANTED: Neuro-quants

American Statistical Association | Posted 10.13.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

It is a wonderful time--in the midst of a data revolution--to be a biostatistician. Quantitative neuroscience provides the opportunity for statisticians to be at the forefront of the most exciting challenge in science today by providing the critical skills needed to address it properly.