News Icon

How could the social protection world make more use of data science?

03/02/2020

Data.org a Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard Foundation brainchild was re-launched last week at the World Economic Forum. The data science initiative aims to enhance the use of data analytics in tackling and resolving some of the worlds most challenging problems. Through its $10million challenge fund, data.org aims to encourage innovators in data science to solve societal problems. Stronger data on use can and has been used to support improved access to benefits for the poor and vulnerable. For example, the Benefits Data Trust, a Rockefeller grantee, has supported 800,000 people access food, housing and healthcare benefits and services totalling $7 billion in value. How could the social protection world make more use of data science?

 

Read more like this:

PUBLICATION: Good Practices and Barriers in the Use of Data for Policy and Advocacy On Ageing in Asia-Pacific

BLOG: The limits of using ‘Big Data’ for development – an economist writes

DATA: Disability Benefits Database

COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *