A world that counts: mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked an Independent Expert Advisory Group to make concrete recommendations on bringing about a data revolution in sustainable development. The group presents its recommendations during this public event.

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IFAD Fail Faire: How to make failure a stepping stone to success

On 29 October 2013, IFAD organized an event that challenged the common thinking around failure – and raised awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The event benefitted from the insights and experience of renowned personalities such as: Tim Harford, Aleem Walji, Dave Snowden and Ashley Good.

Presentation Tim Harford

Video: TED-X Nijmegen on Brilliant failure

TEDxNijmegen 2013 had a 'real' therapeutical session, with a psychiatrist and on his sofa Henk Smid, director of ZonMw, the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development. ZonMw funds health research and stimulates use of the knowledge developed to help improve health and healthcare. Smid was stressed and suffered from sleeplessness. The cause was that he found it very difficult to talk about failures his organization discovered.