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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).

Data-based application for food cooling in India

India is one of the world’s largest food producers, yet 25 percent to 35 percent of the food produced is wasted due to a lack of proper refrigeration and other supply chain bottlenecks. Only 6 percent of the food produced in India currently moves through the cold chain, compared to about 60 percent in developed countries.

From Research to Policymaking with 50x2030 in Ethiopia

Many low-income countries are unable to produce high-quality data that is vital for the sound decision- and policy-making necessary to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap is designed to sustainably and efficiently address this problem by building strong, nationally representative integrated survey programs that produce high-quality and timely agricultural and rural data.

Asia and the Pacific: geospatial data for health, drought monitoring and clean energy

Geospatial information helps us to understand what is happening where and why. Geospatial data provides the digital connection between location, people, activities, and is an important evidence base for decision-making.

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) presents examples in Asia and the Pacific of the diverse use for geospatial information and applications and the vital role they will continue to play in the future.

 

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