Population 2022 (Millions)
2021 (Max. 1)
A landlocked country in central South America, Bolivia spans three distinct regions, the southwestern highlands, the Andes Mountains, and the lowland area in the northern and eastern sections of the country. The population is mainly composed of three ethnic groups (Indigenous people, “mestizos”, and those of European descent). As one of the poorest countries on the continent, Bolivia faces a multitude of challenges. These include resistance to the eradication of the coca plant (from which cocaine is derived), Indigenous unrest and disagreements over the country’s vast reserves of natural gas.
This project, developed with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), aims to strengthen the technical capacities of government officials in LAC to leverage Big Data for sustainable development and official statistics. During the project’s first phase, the project sought to explain the panorama of Big Data and sustainable development in LAC, focusing on the applicability of sources to obtain statistical information related to issues such as poverty reduction, migration, and climate change. The training phase, based on the report stemming from the first phase, consists of 4 workshops (Big Data for Sustainable Development, Big Data and Poverty, Big Data and Health, Big Data and Security) to be held throughout 2022 and early 2023. These will focus on the applicability of non-traditional and traditional data sources and the applications of different data analysis tools —such as satellite imagery, movement range maps and surveys— to analyze and create projects to achieve the SDGs.
This project aimed to support the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) in the preparation of the IDB Andean Summit event (November 29, 2018) in Quito, Ecuador. A study was generated identifying new Big Data tools that are being developed and/or used by academic institutions, international organizations, public or private sector that would concretely benefit current and future IDB projects. Based on DPA’s experience, the consultancy’s goal was to contribute to the IDB’s knowledge, identification and capabilities on available technological tools that provide observable material improvements at different stages of current or future projects. The study was based on IDB projects in 5 countries in the region.