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Citizen-Generated Data: Data by people, for people

Citizen-generated data complement official data and provide a necessary context for decision-makers to address those left behind, suffering from data marginalization and the outright invisible in national statistics.
Insight May 24, 2022

What Is Alternative Data and How Can It Help Efforts to Leave No One Behind?

Official statistics and measures of poverty do not fully capture the causes of marginalization and how they intersect and interact. The 2030 Agenda is catalyzing a shift in how the world thinks about data and the use of "non-official data sources" to better reflect the needs of the most marginalized. 
Insight May 13, 2022

Who Is Being Left Behind in Canada?

A prerequisite for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) action is clearly identifying those at risk of being left behind so their progress in achieving the SDGs can be monitored.
Insight May 13, 2022