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Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research

Technology Conference   |  past event  |  May 11 2022

Taremb, Malekula, Vanuatu
Photo: Tom Perry / World Bank

About the Conference

It is nearly impossible to participate in the modern economy without mobile devices. Smartphones, sensors, and other mobile technologies are becoming ever more essential parts of everyday social and economic activity. As a result of their ubiquity, mobile measurement tools and mobile data offer an attractive resource for researchers interested in addressing poverty, climate change, and health crises around the world. On Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, CEGA and the World Bank Group will host Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research, where we’ll explore how researchers and policymakers are using mobile data to conduct innovative research to solve global challenges.

Alongside MeasureDev, participants are invited to join our Geospatial Analysis for Development (Geo4Dev) workshops on Thursday, May 12. These workshops will walk participants through innovative applications of satellite data for various types of development research (see our Geo4Dev learning modules for examples).

A full agenda is here.


Location: MeasureDev and Geo4Dev 2022 will be held in person at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC on May 11 and May 12, respectively. Please see the agenda for the room number. There will be a virtual option available.

Hotel: We recommend the following hotel which is a short walking distance from the World Bank. We do not have a hotel block for the event or a negotiated rate.

Club Quarter
839 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Covid-19 protocol: The World Bank requires proof of full vaccination and photo ID upon entrance to the building. Masks are required indoors when not eating or drinking.

Meals: We will be providing breakfast, vegetarian lunch, and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. 10% of the meals will be vegan/gluten free.


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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.

The Analytics and Tools unit in the World Bank's Development Economics Data Group delivers data science products and analytical services to support World Bank lending and data operations.

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