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Use cases

Citizen science. Positive deviance. Social media. Geospatial data. These are just some of the innovations in using new data sources that have been deployed across the world. Learn about existing projects that have successfully leveraged data to inform their policy objectives.

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Africa
Agriculture
Using Collective Intelligence to Improve Water Resource Management in Tana River County
Learn how government, companies, academia, and civil society work together to improve Kenya's water resource management and water infrastructure.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion
Enabling Women's Economic Empowerment: An AI Driven Approach to Gender Equality
Learn how Mexico's City Government is developing an intelligent platform that integrates various data sources that might support women's participation in the labor market.
Global
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion
Breaking Barriers: Reinforcing Gender Data Analysis and Use with the Gender Data Lab Initiative
To systematically leverage digital technologies and address data-use challenges, we need institutional arrangements and capacity development in areas such as improving the data literacy of policymakers.
Asia & the Pacific
Economic Development
Using Online Job Vacancy Data for More Evidence-Informed Labour Policies in Vietnam
Discover how the combination of new data sources with existing administrative and census data allows for a more comprehensive picture of current labour market dynamics leading to more targeted policies.
Africa
Migration & Displacement
Improving Migration and Displacement Policies in East Africa
Migration and displacement within the IGAD region are driven by various factors such as: economic opportunities, political instability, conflict, environmental challenges, and demographics.
Asia & the Pacific
Environment
Adaptation to Climate Change in Development Planning in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, with a land area of 14,570 square kilometres, is a vast delta. It possesses a distinctive natural resource base with approximately 80% of its land comprising flood plains and wetlands adorned by more than 7,000 rivers.
Africa
Health Care
Improving Health Care Through Data-Driven Placement Decisions in Malawi
Discover how the Malawian Ministry of Health used mobile network data, census data and satellite imagery to optimise placement of health facilities.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Environment
Using Spatial Planning to Reduce Climate Change Threats in Costa Rica
Learn how Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and Energy used spatial data to combat climate change threats.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Urban Planning & Mobility
Using Big Data to Understand Movement Around Buenos Aires
Explore how the city of Buenos Aires used Call Detail Records data, Waze for Cities data and survey data to improve urban mobility post the Covid-19 pandemic.
Africa
Urban Planning & Mobility
Mapping Zambian Urbanisation Using Geospatial Data
Learn how policymakers in Zambia leveraged spatial data and focused on identifying informal settlements to gain important information on urban features such as transportation infrastructure and access to clean water.
Asia & the Pacific
Environment
The Power of Open-Access Data to Mitigate Flooding in Indonesia
Discover a bottom-up and participatory approach taken in mapping lakes, illustrating the great potential for involving citizens in tackling global problems such as flood mitigation.
Europe
Economic Development
Tackling Moldova’s Energy Vulnerability Using an Online Compensation System
Understand how a decentralised compensation mechanism provides a targeted solution to energy poverty and vulnerability in Moldova while minimising costs to the government.
Asia & the Pacific
Health Care
Understanding Policy Effectiveness Using New Data Sources – Lessons Learned from COVID-19 in Maharashtra
Explore how the impact of policies introduced in response to COVID-19 has been monitored, and how private sector data can improve evidence-based decision-making when more conventional data is not available in real-time.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion
Creating Safer Public Spaces for Women in Mexico City
Learn how a "Data Powered Positive Deviance" approach using satellite imagery, crime statistics and qualitative data increased public safety in Mexico City.
Africa
Health Care
Using Mobile Phone Data for Effective Public Health Measures during Pandemics
Discover how the Congolese Health Ministry initiated a collaboration with local mobile network operators (MNOs) to use data for COVID-19 policymaking.
Latin America & the Caribbean
Urban Planning & Mobility
Leveraging Big Data to Build Sustainable and Connected Cities: The Quito Case
Explore how Quito is leveraging evidence of big data, to drive innovation and improve the quality of its transportation infrastructure, critical to building a sustainable and resilient urban ecosystem.
Europe
Economic Development
Using Technology to Support Refugee Management in Moldova
Explore how Moldova used mobile data and multi-needs assessment surveys to create a refugee mobility dashboard
Africa
Environment
Using Citizen-Generated Data to Tackle Marine Pollution in Ghana
Learn how Ghana leverages citizen science to collect good-quality data on marine litter quickly and efficiently.
Africa
Agriculture
Unlocking Success in Rainfed Farming in Niger
Get insights into how the Data Powered Positive Deviance method helped to identify and understand good practices in agriculture in Niger.
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