Information, and the technology to gather and understand it, are essential to us. Without these factors, we cannot plan, implement change, or assess the effectiveness of what we do, and neither can the countries we work with. As the go-to organisation for global and national censuses, we are relied upon by many countries to get data right.
Historically, a lack of information from some countries has led to the exclusion of large numbers of people. We work with the governments, private sector and civil societies globally to provide technology to gather accurate information on topics such as age, sex, ethnicity, geographical location, access to education and health, transportation and potable water.
A selection of my writing.