Data & diversity-Talking about numbers & economic development

3 Dec 2021


Data can serve as an important starting point for conversations about an inclusive economy, a way to objectively document disparities and guide outreach, policy and action. But where that data comes from (if it's even available) and how it's used isn't always simple and straightforward. Join us for a free webinar (Thursday, December 9th) to hear perspectives from three different experts in a panel discussion.

3D colourful people with talk bubbles isolated over a white background-1Cleary, facts and figures are an important way to establish the need for initiatives targeting all kinds of variables, whether we are talking about race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexuality or language, and much more. However, anyone who works with numbers has seen instances in which data is creatively spun in confusing, distracting or partisan ways. And of course, we must consider what can be done where the data doesn't exist at all because it has never even been collected in methodical and reliable ways. In those cases, entire demographic sectors can be rendered invisible to stakeholders and policymakers.

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