“Oportunidades y requerimientos para aprovechar el uso de Big Data para las estadísticas oficiales y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible en América Latina”

The English version of this paper is available here. Este documento se realizó en el marco de un proyecto apoyado por el Banco Mundial e implementado por Data-Pop Alliance en asociación con el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística de Colombia—DANE. Data-Pop Alliance es una coalición sobre Big Data y el desarrollo creada conjuntamente por la Iniciativa Humanitaria de Harvard, el … Read More

“Opportunities and Requirements for Leveraging Big Data for Official Statistics and the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America”

The Spanish version of this paper is available here. This White Paper was written by Julia Manske (Co-lead author), David Sangokoya (Co-lead author), Gabriel Pestre and Emmanuel Letouzé, with contributions from Lauren Barrett, Natalie Shoup, and Andrés Clavijo. It was produced as part of a World Bank-supported project implemented by Data-Pop Alliance in partnership with Colombia’s Departamento Administrativo Nacional de … Read More

“Beyond Data Literacy: Reinventing Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Age of Data”

This White Paper was written by Rahul Bhargava, Erica Deahl, Emmanuel Letouzé, Amanda Noonan, David Sangokoya, and Natalie Shoup, in collaboration with Internews Center for Innovation and Learning and the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media. It was launched September 29, 2015 in New York City for the Beyond Data Literacy Workshop. The term ‘data literacy’ has gradually emerged as … Read More

“Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Realising the Benefits for Developing Countries”

This White Paper was written by a team of lead coauthors and contributors under the umbrella of Data-Pop Alliance, including Jesse Anttila-Hughes and Marc Levy as lead co-authors and Marion Dumas, Lindsey Jones, Gabriel Pestre, Yue Qiu, Emmanuel Letouzé, Simone Sala, Bessie Schwarz, Natalie Shoup, Elizabeth Tellman, and Patrick Vinck as contributors. Funding for this paper was generously provided by UK’s … Read More

“The Law, Politics and Ethics of Cell Phone Data Analytics”

This paper is a Data-Pop Alliance White Paper. It was written by Emmanuel Letouzé and Patrick Vinck, in collaboration with the World Bank Group and the D4D team. “The Law, Politics and Ethics of Cell Phone Data Analytics” examines Call Detail Records (CDRs), a record that includes among other data, the starting time of the call (or message), its duration, … Read More

“Official Statistics, Big Data, and Human Development”

This White Paper was written by Johannes Jütting and Emmanuel Letouzé, in collaboration with PARIS21.  The White Paper aims to contribute to the ongoing and future debate about the relationships between Big Data, official statistics and development—primarily by revisiting and reframing the terms and parameters of this debate. Most current discussions on Big Data mainly focus on if and how … Read More