UNICEF and The Data Lab call for collaboration to tackle child obesity

An initiative encouraging public and private sector organisations to share data, with the aim of improving the lives of children, has been launched by The Data Lab and UNICEF.

Over the last 10 years, the proportion of children aged 2 to 15 at risk of being overweight and obese has ranged between 29% and 33%. UNICEF believes that solving some of the most complex problems affecting children around the world will require access to different data sets and expertise from diverse sectors. It has developed DataCollaboratives.org in partnership with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Omidyar Network.


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