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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Claire Melamed
Claire Melamed

Claire Melamed

Claire Melamed is the Head of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. She was previously the Head of Policy at ActionAid UK. She has also worked for Christian Aid, the United Nations in Mozambique, and taught at the University of London and the Open University.

Claire's work focuses on progress towards the current MDGs and on the post-2015 development agenda. She leads a major cross-organsational work programme on how to measure progress in development, and what lessons to learn from successful cases. She also heads ODI's work on the post-2015 agenda, looking at sectoral and cross-cutting issues, tracking the political negotiations, co-leading the 'MY World' survey with UNDP, and working on the 'data revolution'.

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Data revolution: development's next frontier

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 28 January 2014
'Bad data is a recipe for bad decisions. Without data, governments and other institutions and individuals trying to make policies or run programs in any sector are operating almost blindly. They can’t know what inputs are needed where. And they can’t know if the things they are doing are actually working, as there’s no way of telling if things are getting better or not.'

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