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Data for Development

In Episode 4, The Crowd & The Cloud travels to Uganda in search of big data. Scroll down to learn more about the people and projects featured in this segment.

World Bank Uganda

To encourage development throughout the world with the use of big data and smart technology.

Using technology to fill in data gaps is used worldwide, especially in developing countries like Uganda. “Every single data point has a human story,” says World Bank economist Talip Kilic, and his work gathering statistics resembles a National Geographic adventure as he journeys out into remote rural locations. Statisticians from Uganda’s Bureau of Statistics (BOS) have been monitoring poverty since 1992, when 56% of the population was poor. Their data has since been used to inform a poverty eradication plan, which has seen poverty reduced to under 20% of the population. Says James Muwonge, head of surveys for BOS, “Collecting information and seeing it being used, that’s the satisfaction I get.”

Additional Resources

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access.

Living Standards Measurement Survey

A household survey program focused on generating high-quality data, improving survey methods, and building capacity.,,...

Integrated Surveys on Agriculture

Established with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; representative panel household surveys with a strong focus on agriculture.,,...

What can you do with a high-resolution population map?

Co-authored by Talip Kilic, population density is one of the most important statistics for development efforts.

USAID: US Agency for International Development

USAID’s mission includes ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential.

Department for International Development (DFID)

DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They are tackling global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict.