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Measuring Development (VI): Data Integration and Data Fusion

Conference   |   Mar 31 2020

New sources of “big” data–including call detail records, satellites, and remote sensing networks–are changing the landscape of global development. These sources are particularly useful to researchers and decision-makers as they provide data at a much higher frequency and lower marginal cost than traditional surveys, opening up a host of new measurement opportunities. While big data and survey data can each be useful on their own, hybrid approaches that enrich big data with survey data enable exciting new analytical opportunities.

On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, CEGA will partner with the World Bank’s ​Development Impact Evaluation​ (DIME)​ group and Innovations in Big Data Analytics​ to hold our 6th annual “Measuring Development” Conference in Washington, D.C. The event will showcase the myriad ways in which survey data and “big” data can be integrated to improve the design, targeting, and evaluation of global development interventions. We will further discuss related challenges including data interoperability, privacy and confidentiality, algorithmic bias, and other topics.

Call for Speakers

If you are interested in speaking at this event, please fill out the short registration form at right by January 31st. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sam Fishman ( or the DIME Analytics team (

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Mar 31 2020

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