Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a professor at The New School's Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, where she specializes in development. From 1995 to 2004, she led the United Nations Development Program's Development Report Office and headed the UNDP's bureau in West Africa from 1992-1994. She started her career with the World Bank in the Young Professionals Program in 1973. She has written numerous books and has an M.A. from the University of Sussex; an M.A. and MALD from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy and Law at Tufts University; and a B.A., with honors, from Cambridge University. fukudaps@newschool.edu.

  •  July 26, 2017 
At the United Nations, the buzz around a “data revolution” has taken the role of numeric indicators to new heights. Once thought to be a technical issue for statisticians, data questions were a recurring theme in conversations among the thousands of politicians, officials, activists and researchers who gathered in mid-July at the UN’s High-Level …

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