Doing development differently: Social innovation in fYR Macedonia


Filed under: Development 2.0 Social innovation

It’s been six months since we helped launch the first Social Innovation Hub in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with a mission to make the most of technology in tackling social challenges and advancing human development. The Hub already has a reputation for being ‘the place where all the magic happens’. And rightly so: In a… Read more »

Data dive: Measuring poverty through real time data


Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Guest posts Poverty Social inclusion

It is clear that poverty is a highly complex issue, with many dimensions – income levels, health, access, location, environment and mobility, to name a few. Amartya Sen has done groundbreaking work when it comes to measuring poverty. But one big problem persists: Poverty analysis is backwardly focused. To put it bluntly, we can measure… Read more »

Why DC is the place to be this weekend if you are interested in big data for development

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Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Guest posts

(crossposted from OpenData: The World Bank data blog) If you haven’t registered yet for the Big Data Exploration event at the World Bank on March 15-17, you really should. After stops in Venice, Vienna, and a pre-event at Washington DC, data divers assemble at DC this weekend to take another crack at issues related to poverty measurement, plus fraud/anti-corruption… Read more »