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Mobilizing Development via Mobile Phones

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

This increasing use of mobile technology in developing countries has allowed people to access the financial system, and governments to improve service delivery and citizen-feedback mechanisms.

Record Poverty Numbers Send a Loud Wake-Up Call

Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Nancy Duff Campbell

Analysis of the Census poverty data by the National Women's Law Center reveals a stark gender disparity: women make up 57.8 percent of poor adults. Over 17 million women lived in poverty in 2010, including more than 7.5 million in extreme poverty.

New Data Shows Poverty Rates In Illinois On The Rise

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Some depressing statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday show that Illinois is currently home to more poor people than was the case nearl...

Poverty in the Era of Data

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Data is doing to public subsidies today what privatization did to public enterprises two decades ago: it is lifting the veil of inefficiency. With better household surveys, we can identify who exactly benefits from every dollar the government spends.