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The 'migrant caravan,' development data, and Yemen's food insecurity fog: This week in development

“With roughly 7,000 migrants and asylum-seekers en route from Central America to Mexico and the United States border, Trump threatened this week to cut off assistance to their countries of origin. “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.,” Trump tweeted on Monday.”



Funding boost for sustainable development data agreed at UN conference

“The rule changes were reached in Paris, France, at a delegate-level meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee, a group of 30 leading donor countries that set the international rules for ODA.”


UN News

Understanding the role of big data in healthcare

“We haven’t even come close to stretching the limits of what healthcare analytics can accomplish with traditional relational databases—and using these databases effectively is a more valuable focus than worrying about big data. But as the demand for precision medicine and the use of sensors and wearable go high, big data solutions will be in need.”



Gender equality in the fight against malnutrition in Guatemala

“To achieve sustainable and lasting progress in this area, participants invited the international community to take advantage of the lessons learned in Guatemala and adopt a more holistic focus to integrate gender equality within its policies and programmes. “Empowering women is one of the smartest investments that can be made,” said Willem Olthof, Deputy Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO).”


Scaling Up Nutrition

Big data : et si la rapidité d’accès à l’information était le vrai défi ?

« Pour passer simplement des données prétraitées à des données analysées, le time-to-data se compte aujourd'hui en jours voire en semaines. C'est pourquoi travailler en direct avec la donnée fine sans traitement d'agrégation des données représente un gain de temps et d'efficacité conséquent vecteur de performances accrues. »


Les Echos

Data, development, and bonding with a community

“William & Mary undergraduate students in SOMOS, formerly known as the Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability project, are performing what Sue Peterson, co-director of the university’s Global Research Institute, calls “novel” research. They’re applying a range of data-driven tools to quantify project impact on a Dominican Republic community’s needs.”


William & Mary


Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2018 – Measuring What Matters in the Long Term

“GDP measures income today. But what matters in the long run is wealth, the foundation of income in the future. More specifically, a country’s produced, natural, human, financial and social capital determine its prospects for the future.”




Sustainability and Development Conference - IISD & Journal World Development

“This international conference seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the SDGs and assess progress towards them.”

9-11 November US

University of Michigan


TDWI Conference

“Look into the future of big data and analytics and end the year strong with TDWI Orlando. An annual fan-favorite, this event presents big data trends, data management at scale, and predictive analytics education so you can implement what’s new and what’s next in the industry.”


11-16 November

Orlando Florida, USA

The Paris Peace Forum

“The Paris Peace Forum was created to convene all those among States and civil society that still believe that collective action, multilateralism and the good stewardship of common public goods are our best chance to address common challenges and maintain peace.”


11-13 November Paris

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