The share of the extreme poor living in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) is expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2030, severely hampering global development efforts. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically since 2010, with trends such as climate change, rising inequality, demographic change, new technologies, and illicit financial flows posing additional risks. In this context, collecting basic information about what is happening on the ground is notoriously difficult. Thankfully, innovations in remote sensing, mobile data collection, cloud computing, machine learning, and other tools present exciting new opportunities for data collection and response.
On March 27, 2019, The World Bank and The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) will host its fifth annual conference on measurement technology in Washington, D.C., showcasing the use of cutting edge tools and methods for predicting risk, measuring (and targeting) humanitarian response, and tracking recovery and resilience in FCV settings. At the event, Bank operations staff will highlight the unique measurement challenges that arise in FCV environments, while researchers from CEGA and the World Bank will share empirical work demonstrating real-world applications of available measurement tools and methods.
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If you have any questions about this event please reach out to the DIME Analytics team.
The World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group generates high-quality and operationally relevant data and research to transform development policy, help reduce extreme poverty, and secure shared prosperity. It develops customized data and evidence ecosystems to produce actionable information and recommend specific policy pathways to maximize impact. The group conducts research in 60 countries with 200 agencies leveraging a $180M research budget against $18B in development finance, and provides advisory services to 30 multilateral and bilateral development agencies in the world.
The Innovations in Big Data Analytics program in the Development Economics Data Group provides data science and advisory services to help World Bank teams use big data and machine learning to address development challenges. The program has supported over 60 big data innovations, and has delivered over 150 activities to help Global Practices develop and connect with capabilities, networks and essential resources to put big data into action in World Bank operations.
The share of the extreme poor living in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) is expected to rise to nearly 50% by 2030, severely hampering global development efforts. Violent conflict has spiked dramatically since 2010, with trends such as climate change, rising inequality,...
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