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Livestream: Big data, the open revolution and public engagement
About the event
An expanded research appetite for aggregated data and concerns about unbridled inequality amid economic growth have led to ideas about a data revolution to underpin the next generation of development goals.
Livestreaming: Make it count
Our event was livestreamed on Monday 24 February 2014. We have made the sessions available to watch online
The argument goes that increasing technological capacity provides greater opportunities for inclusive planning and public accountability. However, this makes various assumptions about political will, commercial interests, trends in user behaviour and the methodological and technical potential in many developing countries.
In this event, we aim to explore the various challenges behind the data revolution. To this end, we have invited a distinguished panel of speakers to shape the debate and present case studies to stimulate discussion.
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