Bringing about the data revolution in development: what data skills do aspiring development professionals need?

Bennett, Rachel ORCID: 0000-0002-5780-8786, Alberti, Gianmarco, Cibik, Aytekin, Eremenko, Tatiana, Formosa, Saviour, Formosa-Pace, Janice, Jiminez-Buedo, Maria, Lynch, Kenneth ORCID: 0000-0002-5296-2864, Salazar, Leire and Ubeda, Paloma (2022) Bringing about the data revolution in development: what data skills do aspiring development professionals need? Journal of International Development. doi:10.1002/jid.3642 (In Press)

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Abstract

The post-2015 agenda calls for a ‘data revolution in development’ and recognises that statistical capacity amongst the workforce is a prerequisite for achieving it. Universities have a critical role to play in building this capacity. This paper reports insights from in-depth interviews with development professionals in Malta, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom about current and future data skills needs. It presents recommendations on data skills training for aspiring development professionals informed by this evidence, with a particular focus on curriculum in social science related undergraduate programmes at universities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 11:55
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022 12:00
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10821

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