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Adolescent girls pose for pictures at the Boudouri site for displaced persons outside the town of Diffa in southeastern Niger June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Data for Development: The Case for Information, Not Just Data

When it comes to development, more data is often better—but in the quest for more data, we can often forget about ensuring we have information, which is even more valuable. Information is data that have been recorded, classified, organized, analyzed, interpreted, and translated within a framework so that meaning emerges. At the end of the day, information is what guides action and change.  The need for more data Read More

Jun 22, 2017

Cuba
What Expanding Internet Access in Cuba Could Mean for Women

Broadening access to the internet and other information and communication technology, such as mobile phones and social media, could be an important tool for women’s rights (and other human rights) in Cuba. 

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Jun 20, 2017

Iraq
Risks and Opportunities for the World’s Refugee Women

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece to mark World Refugee Day is authored by Mandana Hendessi, Women for Women International’s Syria Response and Iraq Director based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

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Jun 16, 2017

Gender
Girls' STEM Education Can Drive Economic Growth

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Gwendoline Tilghman, a technology investor.

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