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Beyond Sticky Floors 1

Beyond Sticky Floors

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization among micro and small businesses in Indonesia. Women business owners are at the forefront of adopting digital tools to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The invisible behavioural barriers preclude women necessity business owners from unlocking the full potential of digitalization, which could help their businesses keep afloat …

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Integrative big and thick data approaches for development 3

Integrative big and thick data approaches for development

Big data, which is large datasets generated from digital devices and sensors (e.g. social media, mobile data and remote sensing data) are creating new possibilities to transform development research and policy. However, such data are usually decontextualized data which decrease the meaning and value that can be extracted from it. More traditional thick data collected …

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UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020 4

UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020

UN Global PulseAnnual Report2020 Download Annual Report Download the full report as a pdf file UN Global Pulse is the UN Secretary-General’s initiative on digital innovation. We are funded entirely through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, foundations and private sector entities. Our role, much as the innovation landscape, is fluid which means we continuously …

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Adapting to Data-Driven Diplomacy with Machine Learning 131

Adapting to Data-Driven Diplomacy with Machine Learning

Advanced data analytics approaches are now offering digital solutions to transform how foreign ministries carry out diplomacy. Manually analysing large volumes of text from documents to extract meaningful information is an extremely arduous task, and so governments today are exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence for a more efficient and systematic approach to information processing. …

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Leveraging digitalization to cope with COVID-19: An Indonesia case study on women-owned micro and small businesses 133

Leveraging digitalization to cope with COVID-19: An Indonesia case study on women-owned micro and small businesses

This policy research report demonstrates the use of data innovation, combining big data analysis with traditional quantitative and qualitative research to assess the impact of COVID-19 on micro- and small businesses. These businesses are the main livelihood of millions of Indonesians and significantly contribute to the Indonesia economy. More than 90 per cent of the …

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