A three-day training organized by UNICEF WCARO (West and Central Africa Regional Office) took place at the Hotel King Fahd Palace in Dakar to teach participants from 16 nations how to use DevInfo 7.
While most of the focal points present during the May 13-15 training were already familiar with DevInfo (having previously built databases in their respective countries – see example below), some had not acquainted themselves with the web-based, 7th version of the software, released in October 2012.
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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.
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.
A four day di Monitoring training was organized from the 24th - 27th September 2012 for line ministries staff and the team of the General Directorate for Statistics and National Accounts (Direction Générale de la Statistique et de Comptabilité Nationale (DGSCN)) at Kpalimé.
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.
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A UN system wide pilot called the “Delivering as One” approach is bringing together multiple UN agencies in 8 countries to capitalize on their shared strengths and comparative advantages in line with the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action, thereby enhancing the UN’s overall coherence, comparative advantage and impact while working towards reducing the transaction costs for the UN in those pilot countries. Rwanda is one of the pilot Delivering as One countries.
Prioritizing results-based policy design is challenging, even for the most seasoned bureaucrats, not least because of the administrative and financial burden of harmonizing data sets, collecting data, and training needed on the administration and use of information. In Uganda, where the budgeting process is largely de-centralized to districts, district councils used to spend months compiling data for the July budgeting cycle, scouring sector-specific databases, visiting department offices, and manually harmonizing disparate data formats. Decision makers had limited resources to track results, substantiate budget requests, and ultimately ensure their efforts had a positive effect.