Priceless data

What are school statistics worth?

In a new UNECE report, we review and apply several methods to measure the return-on-investment of statistics. The benefits of statistics for development are often evident but hard to measure,

Childcare shortage

Childcare shortage

How cities can respond

In many German cities the allocation of available nursery school places is not transparent and carries considerable costs for both parents and nursery staff.

Kitaplatz-Mangel

Kitaplatz-Mangel

Was Städte jetzt tun sollten

In vielen deutschen Städten ist die Vergabe von freien Plätzen in Kindertagesstätten intransparent und mit erheblichen Kosten für Eltern und Kita-Personal verbunden.

Global Statistical Literacy

Global Statistical Literacy

What we can learn from national newspapers

In his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda “The Road to Dignity by 2030”, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a transformative agenda and stressed that “the world must acquire a new data literacy

Matching Algorithms

Matching Algorithms

Algorithms for matching problems

R package matchingMarkets contains code for algorithms to find stable matchings in the three most common matching problems: stable roommates, college admissions, and house allocation.

Global Aid Flows

Global Aid Flows

Visualising aid flows on development data

As the global development community promotes the concept of a Data Revolution, we are once again taking stock of what resources are being directed to statistical systems.

Matching for Microcredit

Matching for Microcredit

Market design approaches to financial inclusion

In many of the poorest countries, informal micro-enterprises account for more than 2/3 of economic activities. However, micro-entrepreneurs often find it difficult to grow their businesses