Data for Development

Safecast was happy to be asked by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to contribute a case study about our project to their new publication, Case Studies on Data for Development.

The case study collection is part of the OECD’s larger 2017 Development Co-operation Report: Data for Development. The authors note:

With the unfolding data revolution, developing countries and donors have a unique chance to act now to boost data production and use for the benefit of citizens. This report sets out priority actions and good practices that will help policy makers and providers of development assistance to bridge the global data divide, notably by strengthening statistical systems in developing countries to produce better data for better policies and better lives.

The volume has just been published, and is a free download. In addition, summaries are available in 26 languages.

Case Studies for Development includes 45 case studies in fields including education, employment, finance, health, gender equality, and the environment. Safecast’s chapter is entitled, “Engaging citizens to collect and disseminate data on the environment: Lessons from the Safecast data initiative.”  We’re happy to be recognized by this influential organization, and hope that others will be inspired by our experience.

 

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017 main page

Case Studies on Data for Development, direct download

 

About the Author

Azby Brown

Azby Brown is Safecast's lead researcher and primary author of the Safecast Report. A widely published authority in the fields of design, architecture, and the environment, he has lived in Japan for over 30 years, and founded the KIT Future Design Institute in 2003. He joined Safecast in mid-2011, and frequently represents the group at international expert conferences.