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A data revolution for governments: filling the gaps

Articles and blogs | 19 April 2015 | Elizabeth Stuart
'There could be up to 25% more people living in extreme poverty worldwide than we currently think. School attendance could be overstated by at least 10%. There could have been 133,000 maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, or twice that number – we cannot be...
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Low oil prices: Africa’s winners and losers

Articles and blogs | 8 April 2015 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Zhenbo Hou
'Nigeria and other oil exporters need to reduce their economies’ dependence on volatile oil prices. If the oil price drop can be a catalyst for economic transformation, it could bring sustained benefits.'
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Debate on the future of aid ‘makes me worry’

Articles and blogs | 2 April 2015 | Marta Foresti
'I worry that, on one hand, we know that the aid industry needs urgent reforms and, on the other hand, that the political space to make the case for aid is shrinking — and so is the opportunity to rethink the way aid works.'
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How do we empower girls? Listen to them

Articles and blogs | 29 March 2015 | Caroline Harper
'20 years on from the landmark Beijing Declaration, we still walk a difficult line between protecting the best interests of a child and empowering that child to determine her own path.'
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