Numbers on their own are not enough.
As Post-2015 deliberations focus on a Data ‘Revolution’, GCAP is leading an effort to remind leaders that data gathering and analysis must be grounded in transparency, freedom of speech and mutual accountability.
“It is critical to involve people living with hunger and in poverty in the governance and decision-making processes,” Paul Zeist testified before the United Nations, “so their perspectives are used to improve policies, programmes and mutual accountability. If citizens are enabled to pay attention, respond, engage and take responsibility and action, then everyone can be empowered to foster an enabling environment for accelerating impact.”
The action/2015 team on mutual accountability – “MATCHIT: Mutual Accountability & Transparency Creates High Impact Today” – is co-chaired by Zeist and GCAP Co-Director Biraj Swain.