IGF Workshop: How Can Privacy help us harness Big Data for Social Good

(Jalisco, Mexico) Mobile phone data can be used to help solve some of the most pressing public policy needs of our times – from managing traffic in congested and polluted urban environments, to understanding and preventing the spread of diseases. Analysis of mobile data can offer important insights to governments and institutions when making policy decisions, whether it’s about maximising citizen welfare or allocating critical resources in the aftermath of natural disasters. Such...


Integrating Big Data into M&E of Development Programmes

(New York) UN Global Pulse and The Rockefeller Foundation will host a half-day event marking the launch of the ‘Integrating Big Data into the Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes’ Report.

The Report outlines the opportunities around using data analytics for development monitoring and evaluation and proposes an approach to incorporating new sources of data, methods and technologies into current M&E practices.

The event will kick off...