Friday lunchtime lecture: A data revolution for international development

Friday 13 May 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

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If achieved, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN could transform the world by 2030. But how can data help us to achieve these goals?

Rupert Simons, Chief Executive of Publish What You Fund – an organisation that campaigns for aid transparency – will give insight into the state of data in international development, and what improvements need to be made. Rupert will also share the findings of the latest Aid Transparency Index.

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About Rupert Simons

Rupert joined Publish What You Fund in January 2015. He is responsible for strategy and overall management of the organisation, and reports to the Chair and the Board of Trustees.

He previously worked for the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, where he was a country head. He has worked with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to improve the management of her priority projects, helped set up the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and a Situation Room for Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre.