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Thursday, May 28 • 12:15 - 13:30
Data Collaboratives for Local Impact: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (Brownbag)

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation and PEPFAR are working together to support Country-led Data Revolutions for Sustainable Development as part of the broader U.S. government effort to harness the data revolution for sustainable development.  The partnership will focus on goals such as improving data transparency, citizen access, and the use of data to drive decision-making and mutual accountability in partner countries.  The actual mix of activities to be funded are being considered and designed with input from a broad base of relevant country-specific and global stakeholders as well as based on country needs assessments.  Ultimately, the post-2015 sustainable development agenda will rely heavily on open data, processes, and systems for monitoring and driving progress.  This brownbag will provide an overview of the partnership and engage the audience in further defining opportunities for how the U.S. government, in collaboration with host governments, civil society, and the private sector, can most strategically support the use of data-driven decision-making and problem-solving to optimize program efficiency and impact.

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Agnieszka Rawa

Managing Director, Department of Compact Operations
International development leader with over 22 years of global experience and currently MCC’s Managing Director heading a $21.8 million partnership with the State Department's Office of Global Aids Coordinator to strengthen country-led efforts around open data.   Previous MCC roles... Read More →
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Paul Zeitz

Director, Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Team
Dr. Paul Zeitz serves as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he is spearheading efforts to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. He co-coordinates an internal USG working group on the data revolution for sustainable development and he... Read More →

Thursday May 28, 2015 12:15 - 13:30 EDT
Room 105

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