The 77%: This is your month

About 770 million people in Africa are aged below 35 years old. Thats 77% of Africans who are potentially the generation who are responsible for the change and progress that Africa needs. On August 12th, the world will commemorate International Youth Day. What will this mean for Africa? How shall we commemorate this day? Shall …

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Citizen Generated Data vs. Official Statistics

Should Citizen Generated Data be official? If not, does it make it any less essential? There is a tension that has existed in the past few years about the co-existence of official statistics on the one hand and citizen generated data on the other. The development community continues to grapple with the “official-ness” (and therefore …

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The bespoke business: why they should succeed

bespoke/bɪˈspəʊk/ . adjectiveBRITISH adjective: bespokemade for a particular customer or user. “a bespoke suit” Let me tell you something about me. I am a decidedly big bespoke customer. I like all of my services to be tailor-made to me. I will not for example go to a doctor or lawyer who will make me wait …

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