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.
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.
The Social Development Secretariat (SDS) in Honduras had been looking for a program to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of social protection programs that serve the most vulnerable populations when it found DevInfo.
Between 2011 and 2050, the world population living in urban areas is expected to increase by 2.6 billion, growing from 3.6 billion in 2011 to 6.3 billion individuals. These demographic changes will no doubt have a fundamental impact on socio-economic aspects of everyday life, including employment, housing, and health.
With an estimated 780 million people around the world lacking access to clean drinking water and 1.3 billion people still without access to electricity, 20 year-old Eden Full designed a dual-purpose system that uses mechanical water flow to control the rotation of a solar panel. The SunSaluter, winner of the Mashable-UN Foundation Startups for Social Good Challenge, is a low-cost solar tracker and water filtration system. We spoke with Ms. Full, one of the recipients of the 20-Under-20 Thiel Fellowship (a $100,000 grant to skip college and focus on a world-changing idea), about the evolution of the SunSaluter and the importance of development data in her work.