The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released an innovative and interactive tool called the Decomposition of Future Population Growth, which provides critical information on population growth at the global, regional and national levels.
A five-day training to improve the capacity of key professionals from the LSB (Lao Statistics Bureau) in DevInfo technologies was hosted at the DSG (DevInfo Support Group) lab in New Delhi from the 13th to the 17th of May.
What is the percentage of children living in poverty in the industrialized world? What is the rate of children bullied at school there, as well as that of smokers? Where do these countries rank in terms of air pollution?
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.
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.
On December 17, 2012, the latest census data on Houses, Household Amenities and Assets was launched through CensusInfo India jointly by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India - Dr. C. Chandramouli, the Country Representative of UNFPA - Ms Frederika Meijer, the Country Representative of UN Women - Ms Anne Stenhammer and the Chief of Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of UNICEF - Mr Joaquin Gonzalez-Aleman in a function organized at Hotel LaLiT, New Delhi.
The role of information and communications technology (ICT) as a key barometer of global development has been increasingly recognized, particularly in the developing world. For example, the latest Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report noted that use of ICT continues to grow worldwide, witnessed by the steady growth in global Internet use and mobile telephony – both technologies which play a crucial role in boosting development efforts through mobile banking, disaster management, and the like.1