The Guardian's Economics Editor Larry Elliott discuss the increased need for accurate data in decsion making and the governance issues this raises. 

"Gaps in the data are glaring for gender in all areas of development: economic opportunities, environment, health, human security and public participation.

Clearly, technology has a role to play in plugging these gaps and in some cases is already doing so. Ghana, for example, set up a partnership between its national statistics office, Vodafone Ghana and the Swedish nonprofit foundation Flowminder to track mobility and help in public health emergency planning."

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