Bill Anderson

Bill is the Technical Lead in the Secretariat of the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and works on joined-up data and global data standards. Bill posses 13 years as an intelligence analyst for the African National Congress of South Africa. 10 years as MD of a software house doing Electronic Data Interchange. Consultant specialising in public information systems in Africa.

Posts by Bill Anderson

Adventures in the Data Revolution: What Revolution?

  On Sunday 29 March ministers from 54 African countries will gather in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to endorse an African Data Consensus, a roadmap for the Data Revolution in Africa. Which begs the question: are we really talking about a revolution and, if so, what kind of revolution?   Talk of a data revolution […]

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Adventures in the Data Revolution: Collecting Ugandan Data

  Here at Development Initiatives and Development Research and Training (DRT) we are currently piloting a ‘Joined-Up Data’ study in Uganda. We have been working in the rural districts of Kitgum and Katakwi, following the emergence of two issues: (1) the really bad results of students completing primary education, and (2) the unacceptably high number of women still […]

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