Politics and Governance

 

Official and Population Statistics

 

Peacebuilding and Violence

 

Climate Change and Resilience

 

Data Ethics and Literacy

 

 

Research

 

Training

 

Engagement

 

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Politics and Governance

Our Politics and Governance thematic program focuses on the possibilities and impact of Big Data for improving governance. The scope of work includes our ongoing research, training, and engagement activities on Big Data, the Data Revolution and the Sustainable Development Goals, including open data, corruption, transparency and accountability, public-private partnerships, and citizen science. Our partners in this scope of work include UNFPA, DANE, The World Bank, Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, Leiden University Centre for Innovation, PARIS21, and others.

Official and Population Statistics

Our Official and Population Statistics thematic program focuses on our quantitative work related to Big Data, statistics, and population science. The scope of work includes our ongoing research, training, and engagement activities on Big Data with national statistical offices, statistical analysis, migration, and mobility and transportation. Our partners in this scope of work include IOM, Telefónica, PARIS21, DANE, UNFPA, The World Bank, Flowminder, and others.

Peacebuilding and Violence

Our Peacebuilding and Violence thematic program focuses on the possibilities and impact of Big Data for peacebuilding and public safety. The scope of work includes our ongoing research, training, and engagement activities on Big Data including urban fragility, crime, violence, public safety, conflict, and peacebuilding. Much of our work in this program is focused in Latin America, and our partners include Igarapé Institute, IOM, The World Bank, Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, Telefónica, Fundación de la Paz, Leiden University Centre for Innovation, International Peace Institute, OCHA HDX, The World Bank, and others.

Climate Change and Resilience

Our Climate Change and Resilience thematic program focuses on leveraging Big Data to address climate change, disasters, and social resilience. The scope of work includes our ongoing research, training, and engagement activities on Big Data and climate change including social and environmental resilience, vulnerability, and sustainability. Our partners in this scope of work include AFD, PARIS21, DfID, Google Earth Engine, Flowminder, The World Bank, and others.

Data Ethics and Literacy

Our Data Ethics and Literacy thematic program focuses on addressing the ethical dimensions of Big Data use, as well as empowering individuals and communities to navigate their own data ecosystems through greater literacy in today’s digital world. The scope of work includes our ongoing research, training, and advocacy activities on data literacy, privacy, ethical frameworks for Big Data, and responsible data sharing. Our partners in this scope of work include Internews, Vodafone Institute, Leiden University, and others.

Research

We combine the unique strengths of our founding institutions and partners to analyze the applications and implications of Big Data and development.

Training

We develop curricula, trainings, and hands-on workshops with local communities, government and elected officials, data and social scientists, and journalists in order to enhance their willingness and ability to shape the Big Data revolution.

Engagement

We are involved in policy debates, partnerships, and grassroots advocacy efforts to promote a Big Data revolution that reflects core values of equity and empowerment, enabling people to navigate and transform their own environments.