New Publication
Country Gender Equality Profile
How Technology is Being Used to Tackle the ‘Shadow Pandemic’
In our 2nd edition of the #GenderDataSeries, Claudia Abreu and Calum Handforth (UNU-IIGH) discuss uses of technology and data to address GBV
Published with the support and as part of the Data Values Project, launched by the GPSDD
Quarterly Update
Q3 2021
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In this edition of LWL, we explore how #AI technologies have both opened up the chance to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities, and also created new challenges.
AI and ML for People with Disabilities: Innovations and Challenges
New Discussion Piece!
"The CODE for Building Participatory and Ethical Data Projects"

Published with the support and as part of the Data Values Project, launched by the GPSDD
Job Opportunities
• Data Scientist - Computational Social Scientist (MENA and SSA regions)
• Project and Research Officer (MENA Region)
• Communications and Design Intern (Paid Position)
• Operations Intern (Paid Position)
• Fundraising Intern (Paid Position)

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The Data Frontier
In this new podcast series, DPA's director talks about 'Building Back Better' with data
A coalition initiative, and now also a Generation Equality Forum Commitment, that puts women and girls at the center of decision-making
The Tech We Need
An interview with our own data scientists
Nuria Oliver, Zinnya del Villar, Alina Sotolongo and Roaa Al Feel share about their journeys as data scientists, the future of the field, and the value of gender data
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"Big Data for Good
New publication
Can Big Data Illustrate the Challenges Facing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?"
Global South Response and Recovery -
Strategic Vision and Action Plan
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"Changing the world with data"

HELVETICA-Data-Pop Alliance is a collaborative laboratory of researchers, experts, practitioners, policymakers, and activists created in 2013 out of MIT, Harvard and ODI. We aim to change the world with data through our three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies; and, ultimately, transforming the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries.

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In the “data deluge” era, where data is abundant, knowledge continues to be scarce and unevenly distributed across regions of the globe. Leveraging the unique strengths of our founding institutions and network, we work to diagnose local realities using innovative data and technologies to create actionable insights.


Though trainings, policy and strategy workshops, conferences and events, we seek to enhance “data literacy”, or rather, “literacy in the age of data” at scale to help individuals and institutions become agents of positive social change using data in ways that reflect core ethical principles of equity and empowerment.


We provide support to governments and international organizations in the process of consolidating their digital transformations. This includes processes to conceive socio-technological innovations, as well as to develop data and digital strategies, contributing to building evidence and methods to tackle societal issues.

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