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Wednesday, July 16 • 14:00 - 14:45
An Exploration of Global Social and Economic Policy Data: Tools to Improve Well-being and Equity

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The session will be a data expedition into globally comparative data on social and economic policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity, covering hundreds of aspects of laws, policies, and constitutional rights in 193 countries. We will describe the approach WORLD Policy Analysis Center has taken to building the first and largest globally comparative policy databases. We will then explore the quantitative data sets developed by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center on work-family policies, child marriage, child labor, poverty reduction, education, and constitutional rights and equity protections to demonstrate how this data has been used by civil society to hold countries accountable for their actions and international commitments and identify the leaders and laggards. Finally, we will show how this data can be used by researchers to establish links between policies and outcomes in WHO, World Bank, and household surveys such as DHS and to give policymakers the tools they need to improve the lives of their citizens.

Session hashtag: #OKFestWORLD

Facilitators
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Nicolas de Guzman

Web and Social Media Development Coordinator, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
Nicolas de Guzman, WORLD’s Web and Social Media Development Coordinator, is a political scientist originally from Colombia. He is passionate about the role that data plays in support of change on the ground. Prior to Joining WORLD, he worked for the government and the private sector in Colombia, and for a research institute in Canada.
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Isabel Latz

Policy Analyst, Research Project Coordinator, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
Isabel Latz, WORLD’s Research Coordinator, has a background in public health and epidemiology which she uses to quantify and analyze legal data. In the past, she has worked on longitudinal cohort studies to examine links between risk factors and disease outcomes.
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Amy Raub

Principal Research Analyst, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
As a researcher for WORLD, I work to make legal protections that affect equity, health, and well-being transparent in all UN member states. Our datasets allow people to see which countries are leading and lagging in fundamental legal protections, increasing transparency and government accountability. Our data covers a wide range of topics including education, health, adult labor and working conditions, child labor, poverty, equal rights and... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 14:45
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

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