Tag: Digital Technologies

Your guide to the key EU-US data-sharing pact

  After days of negotiation, the US and European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, known as the “Privacy Shield,” to better protect and continue to allow the transfer of personal data between the US and EU countries. This new agreement also grants Europeans the ability to seek legal action if they feel their personal […]

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Unearthing Data to Unleash Impact: Using Unique Data Sources to Drive Change

  Introduction At DataKind and Tableau Foundation, we regularly work with nonprofits that have important questions to answer, but not necessarily the data to do so.   Or, at least, they don’t think they have the data to do so.   The truth is, in this awesome age of the Internet, satellites, sensors and extreme […]

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How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

  The term “data scientists” was rarely used 20 years ago, even 10 years ago most employers didn’t grasp the value of this specific skill set. A data scientist uses a combination of computer science, statistics, operations research, engineering, business insights and strategy to interpret data and find key insights. Now, the term is widely […]

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Case Study: Constructive engagement in the Matema Water Project, Kenya.

  Arnold Kipchirchir completed his Community Integrity Building training with National Taxpayers Association in August 2015 and was allocated a water project in Matema, Nandi province. Matema is a prime example of just how drastically projects can stall and how long delays can go unresolved without dedicated resource or individuals working to bring the various […]

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Case study: High School students demand integrity while challenging their local leaders to make their roads safe, Palestine.

  In September 2014, Teachers Creativity Centre (TCC) identified Tammoun Secondary Girls as a partner for an extra-curricular Community Integrity Building programme (referred to as a ‘Social Audit’ by TCC) for young Palestinians. Miss Rita Sala Marou’m, teacher “I think it is really important that the girls’ education takes them from theoretical learning into practical […]

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Human Needs Index: A Real-Time Data Project on Poverty

  Kari Thierer’s Nonprofit Quarterly article ‘Human Needs Index: Unusual Partnership Backs a Real-Time Data Project on Poverty‘ discusses how the Salvation Army and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University have partnered to help nonprofits get access to current, up-to-date data that supports their needs.   Together, they are working to create and expand […]

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Can Big Data Help Government Do Better? This Foundation Thinks So

  In this news roundup, we take a look at Paul Karon’s article ‘Can Big Data Help Government Do Better? This Foundation Seems to Think So‘, first published on Inside Philanthropy.   Philanthropy has been investing heavily in big data over the past year, following the lead of for-profit corporations like Amazon that are using data […]

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Breaking Down Barriers to Expand Data for Social Good

  Interest in topics like “data science,” “analytics,” and “big data” is growing in the nonprofit and education sectors. Attendance at training programs, salons, and conferences like NTEN’s annual conference, Do Good Data or Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Data on Purpose is booming.   And it’s no surprise – we are in the midst of […]

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Data Can Bring Good Nutrition to Global Fruition

  In ‘Data is the Magic Ingredient That Can Bring Good Nutrition to Global Fruition‘,  Children’s Investment Fund Foundation CEO Michael Anderson talks about how nutrition should be high on the agenda as global leaders meet in New York later this month to discuss the sustainable development goals (SDGs).   He argues that the subject […]

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Own Your Body’s Data

Talithia Williams is a statistician. She builds statistical models that study the spatial and temporal structure of data, so it’s not surprising that when advised by her doctor to induce the birth of a child that she demanded to see the data to back up his advice. In her TEDx talk, Williams makes a compelling […]

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