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In Search of a More Artisanal Data Revolution

This week marked the formal launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).

Time for optimism or despair? A look at the global literacy landscape on International Literacy Day 2015

This entry is authored by Tara Hill.

September 8th marks International Literacy Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the importance of reading, and more importantly, raising awareness of the need for global literacy. Given the emphasis placed on literacy over the years, it is perhaps surprising that in 2015 there is still a need to draw attention to this critical issue. So where does global literacy stand in 2015?

Life skills boost youth employability yet what can we do to foster them?

This post was orginially published on The World Bank's Jobs and Development blog and was authored by Shubha Jayaram

Devex: The “5 C’s" of Innovation Ecosystems

On August 6, international development thought leader Devex published an article by R4D Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Gina Lagomarsino, Program Director Donika Dimovska, and Program Officer Christina Synowiec through its #Innov8aid column. In the piece, the writers identifies five key components of successful innovation “ecosystems.” An excerpt follows below.

5 Steps to Building Partnerships for Universal Health Coverage

Insights from public and private sector actors in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

Why Ending Child Stunting and Malnutrition Should Be a Top Priority for “Financing for Development”

By R4D Senior Program Officer Shan Soe-Lin and Managing Director Rob Hecht.

Why Citizen-Led Assessments of Educational Outcomes Matter for the Transparency and Open Data Communities

This week, Results for Development’s education team published a multi-year effort assessing the effectiveness and impact of citizen-led education assessments of student learning.

Schooling Ain't Learning, and Learning Assessments (Alone) Ain't Reform

This post originally appeared on the the Center for Global Development's blog and was authored by Charles KennySenior Fellow at the Cente

Seeking Input on R4D’s New Governance Strategy

During the past several months, R4D’s Governance program has embarked on an in-depth and comprehensive strategy process to evaluate our core theories of change, our projects, and our comparative advantages. In addition to our internal team taking an unvarnished look at our existing and historic programs’ effectiveness and impact, we’ve reached out to dozens of friends and experts in the transparency, accountability, and participation (TAP) communities for critical feedback and constructive criticism.

Introducing the Governance Data Alliance

We’re extremely excited to publicly celebrate the launch of the Governance Data Alliance, a new initiative nearly 20 months in the making designed to improve the availability, use, and salience of high-quality governance data.