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OLPC has a goal: making the best educational laptop and support helping reach Millennium Development Goal nr2: Universal Primary Education. For that we need to have feedback on how we are doing, how the laptop is doing, how the kids are doing, their teachers, their families, the educational system, how society responds, etc. what is working, where is room for improvements, quick wins, etc. The laptops can bring unprecedented milestones in the search for the right data, quick and adaptable. It is potentially a resource for income for our kids, families and deployments to collect those data for the national institutes for statistics. Billions of money are spend every year to aid and development, it's crucial that every coin is spent where it can leverage the most effect. That's where statistics come in. Huge efforts are made to make sure collected data is comparable with other data collecting efforts in other regions in the world, standards on how to gather, what to gather, how to make them available for data mining are a hot topic and agreed upon.
OLPC has access to a variety of interesting statistics, many of which inform its judgments about how to accomplish its goals. These statistics should be described here!
- Deployments -- statistics about how many laptops are deployed and where they went!
- Special:Statistics -- statistics about our wiki and most viewed pages
- Other Statistics
- Google Analytics is installed on the wiki. Current admins are Seth and Henry, please send either of them a message if you would like access to the stats. Regular reports should be generated and available at Wiki analytics.
See Category:Statistics for all pages.
- http://paris21.org/ - To “leave no one behind”, we need a development data revolution. Despite much progress since the MDGs were launched, more effort is needed to ensure the supply and use of data that allows the targeting of support to the most needy people.
The PARIS21 “Engineering a Data Revolution” side event at the UN General Assembly confirmed the need for better, faster and more accessible data for bringing poverty down to zero and achieving sustainable development, as you can see in the video. To keep the conversation going, we welcome your reaction to this note on a data revolution and what a global partnership on development data could look like. More than 40 representatives from countries, national statistical offices, international organizations and CSO’s debated the shape and form of a data revolution revealing a broad consensus around the following key elements: We need more and better data that makes a difference to and for people, especially those at the fringes of society. Data collection processes should build on country systems and improve alignment between global monitoring needs and strengthening national capacities. Innovation related to new technologies and new forms of co-operation between the public and private sectors should be fostered to leapfrog statistical capacity building at all levels. Realizing a data revolution will require setting the right incentives to support co-ordination at and between the country, regional and international levels. We also need to see an opening up of minds from data producers and users alike. Since the MDGs were launched, numerous and diverse actors have stepped up to face these challenges, with many achievements and lessons learned. Future success should build on this. PARIS21 is committed to remain at the forefront of these efforts.
- http://unstats.un.org/ - United Nations Statistics Division, a.o. on making sure data is comparable, standardized so it can be mined