10 things to know about development and the data revolution

Briefing papers
June 2015

The data revolution has the potential to lead to sharper, more targeted, better-monitored policies. It could even transform power relations between citizens, governments and businesses. Used well, data can help people reach a clearer picture of their lives – and use the evidence for progress. But people remain uncounted and big gaps in our knowledge remain. Explore development and the data revolution in these 10 infographics.

Infographic: we need to fill data gaps
Infographic: Extreme poverty estimates
Infographic: mortality data
Infographic: Growth calculations
Infographic: Data gathering costs
Infographic: Growth of the digital universe
Infographic: Mobile phone growth
Infographic: Big data analysis
Infographic: Data protection
Infographic: Technology improving lives
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