Dowling To assure flexibility and lasting value, information system designs and product selection must be guided by an architectural plan for infrastructure and applications systems. The Art of architecture design is in extracting business requirements; the Science is translating them into technology solutions.
Read the full report below. A World That Counts: Mobilising a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Executive Summary Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability.
New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. Governments, companies, researchers and citizen groups are in a ferment of experimentation, innovation and adaptation to the new world of data, a world in which data are bigger, faster and more detailed than ever before.
This is the data revolution. Some are already living in this new world. But too many people, organisations and governments are excluded because of lack of resources, knowledge, capacity or opportunity. There are huge and growing inequalities in access to data and information and in the ability to use it.
For people, this can lead to the denial of basic rights, and for the planet, to continued environmental degradation.
Too often, existing data remain unused because they are released too late or not at all, not well-documented and harmonized, or not available at the level of detail needed for decision-making. More diverse, integrated, timely and trustworthy information can lead to better decision-making and real-time citizen feedback.
This in turn enables individuals, public and private institutions, and companies to make choices that are good for them and for the world they live in. This report sets out the main opportunities and risks presented by the data revolution for sustain-able development.
Seizing these opportunities and mitigating these risks requires active choices, especially by governments and international institutions.
Without immediate action, gaps between developed and developing countries, between information-rich and information-poor people, and between the private and public sectors will widen, and risks of harm and abuses of human rights will grow. An urgent call for action: Key recommendations The strong leadership of the United Nations UN is vital for the success of this process.
Develop a global consensus on principles and standards: The disparate worlds of public, private and civil society data and statistics providers need to be urgently brought together to build trust and confidence among data users.
Share technology and innovations for the common good: New resources for capacity development: Existing gaps can only be overcome through new investments and the strengthening of capacities.
An assessment will be needed of the scale of investments, capacity development and technology transfer that is required, especially for low income countries; and proposals developed for mechanisms to leverage the creativity and resources of the private sector.
Leadership for coordination and mobilisation: Exploit some quick wins on SDG data:Financial development and economic growth in Ghana: Does the measure of financial development matter? Complexity Measures – an article about the abundance of not-that-useful complexity measures.; Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology – Introductory complex system course by Melanie Mitchell; Santa Fe Institute focusing on the study of complexity science: Lecture Videos; UC Four Campus Complexity Videoconferences – Human Sciences and Complexity.
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