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Pacific islands making the move to electronic data collection

Between 2010 and 2020, many Pacific Islands and Territories have updated their traditional data collection processes, embracing new technologies. The island nations Kiribati and Vanuatu, among others, successfully switched to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), a new data management system and a survey monitoring dashboard. The innovations implemented with support from the Pacific Community helped to weather the impact of the pandemic on census activities and to become fit for the purpose of tracking the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mapping and mitigating the urban digital divide in the United States

Educational and economic opportunities depend on affordable, high-speed internet access. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and magnified these existing disparities, even within the same city. The University of Chicago is piloting a project to study fiber connectivity, broadband throughput, application performance metrics, pricing data, and information about subscriptions and affordability to understand Chicago communities' access to affordable, high-speed internet.

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