Could Big Data provide alternative measures of poverty and welfare?

This blog was originally posted as part of a series on measuring inequality post-2015 on the Development Progress project site ’Google knows more, or is in a position to know more, about France thanINSEE [National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies]’, two French scientists wrote in an op-ed published in Le [...]

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Private bodies

By Sue Kendall-Bilicki, OECD It’s official, you own your own body! Hardly news, you may think, but it took a US Supreme Court ruling this week to determine once and for all that a human gene cannot be patented. The ruling has been hailed particularly as great news for women, since the gene at the heart of the case is [...]

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In search of satisfaction

By Sue Kendall-Bilicki, OECD The Rolling Stones’ song “I can’t get no satisfaction” provides a personal litany of things failing to make the singer happy, from the colour of his shirt to the quality of information being provided by the media. But is satisfaction really what we are looking for in the 21st century? The [...]

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The Value of Data Visualisation

By guest author Organisations  increasingly seek to enhance their business ‘intelligence’, better inform the decisions they make, assess the impact of their strategies and monitor the success or failure of their pursuits. Likewise, we as consumers and citizens want  more information to influence our own choices and [...]

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Community and Well-being Away from Home

By guest author They say it takes a village. This well-worn expression comes up again and again and its message is straightforward: our social connections and communities matter. They make us feel grounded and supported and, quite frankly, they make life both easier and better. Anyone who has moved somewhere new and [...]

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