With the countdown towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 under way, global attention is turning to the most off-track of all MDGs: Target 5b, which is universal access to reproductive health.
The DevInfo national adaptation - Tanzania Socio Economic Database (TSED) - serves as a repository for government sectoral data across the country, providing instant access to over 700 indicators disaggregated by sex, location, and sub-national administrative areas.
In the heartland of the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar - Ground Zero of the global campaign to eradicate polio from the planet - the Government of India struggles to win the battle.
Lying on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, the landlocked West African nation of Niger struggles to overcome an array of development challenges.
In November 2010, we published a DevInfo in Action story titled, "India: Using DevInfo to Eradicate Polio". We continue this series here with a follow-up interview with Dr. Saumya Anand, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNICEF Bihar (Polio Division), and Mr. Bijendra Kumar, Data Manager, Social Mobilisation Network, UNICEF Bihar, who share lessons learned and best practices for using DevInfo in the ongoing fight against polio in the North Indian state of Bihar.
With crime and corruption being one of the chief obstacles to human development progress worldwide, it is little wonder that fighting crime has become a priority for many developing nations, including India.
In the Government of Papua New Guinea’s strategic campaign to close long-running gender gaps in its education system, Coretta Naig serves as one of its key champions.
When 10-year-old Mai and her brother Eu completed the second grade in their small community of Ban Xai, XiengKhuang province, Lao PDR, they weren't sure if they would be able to study further. The nearest school offering Grade 3 was eight kilometers away, across hilly and muddy trails that would require at least an hour of travel.