Practical Insights on Development Data

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Data is Now Cheap, But Information is Still Very Expensive

Published on: Feb 28 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 5 Comments
We live in the era of Big Data. That’s not a new statement, it’s not even an exciting one. But there’s an implicit finger wag in there as the statement relates...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...
R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

Published on: Sep 28 2017 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
When it comes to analyzing data sets and finding insights for decision makers, we all start with Excel or Google Sheets. However, they both have serious limitations....
9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

Published on: Aug 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data
With “Data Scientist” being hailed as the sexiest job of the 21st century, there has been an influx of “big data” companies, visualization tools, and other...
Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!

Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!

Published on: Sep 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Give Us Your Sexist Data, And We Will Give You an Apple Watch!
Women are one-half of the world’s population, one-third of its official workforce and do two-thirds of its productive work, yet they earn one-tenth of its income...
Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Help USAID Find Evidence of Real-Time Data Use in Development

Published on: May 13 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Development is messy and complex, but our projects are set up around linear information systems that are slow, one-way, highly siloed and paper-based. Project management...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit

Please RSVP Now: USAID Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit

Published on: Apr 11 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit
The world is currently producing unprecedented amounts of digital data, as well as unprecedented growth in digital connectivity. These trends enable new ways of...