Since 1988, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has been promoting policy dialogue, analytical research, and capacity building in education and training as a way to enhance sustainable development in the continent. The organization, headquartered in Tunisia, has established various working groups responsible for implementing collaborative capacity building activities at regional and national levels within a specific area (e.g. teacher development , early childhood development etc).
Mr. Gaurav K. Pandey works as a Statistical Investigator for the Directorate of Census Operations in Goa, India. The 2011 census in India was, according to the Government of India’s website, “the largest administrative exercises undertaken in the world. In order to allow government officials and development actors to access that information, a database and a dashboardstoring census data were developed by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. Both the database and the dashboard were built on DevInfo technology, and Mr. Gaurav K. Pandey attended a training organized by the Office of the Registrar General and DevInfo in New Delhi after their launch.
OpenEMIS is a generic and open source Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on education systems. This sector-wide tool is designed to strengthen statistical information on education with an agile and cost-effective EMIS that can be easily adapted to the needs of information producers and users. The flexibility of OpenEMIS allows for its use in a variety of situations including ministries of education, national statistics offices, and for education administrators at the regional, local and school levels. The OpenEMIS initiative coordinated by UNESCO, with a strong technical support team.
The Times of India, the daily publication ranked as the 3rd largest selling newspaper in the world, used data from CensusInfo India to publish an infographic on the front page of the business section of the newspaper, Business Times, on January 29th depicting some relevant findings from the 2011 Census of India. The visual provides a snapshot for indicators relating to the banking, transportation, and communication sectors.
With DevInfo 7, users can easily search for data, generate visualizations, and customize them accordingly. For instance, the Percentage of Seats in the Parliament Held by Women can be viewed in the form of a table, a line graph, an area graph, or a treemap.
Since 2001, the major international banking institutions along with the World Bank have exchanged data in real-time with one another and with central banks using a standard called Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX). The fact that the banks essentially speak the same language is part of the reason why you can get cash from your bank account from a foreign ATM when you travel. SDMX has made the transmission and analysis of financial data across countries much easier and faster than it has been at any point in history.
In January 2011, elections were held in the Republic of Niger to elect a new government, as well as members of the parliament. The peaceful elections, which took place a year after a military coup, were accompanied by a set of resolutions including increased transparency.
As part of a shared commitment to strengthen evidence-based policy making in Serbia, UNICEF and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) launched a new DevInfo database in December containing 142 socio-economic indicators for 197 municipalities and 4 cities in Serbia.