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Anne Russell's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

The Richness and Reality of World Data

I’ve been thinking a lot about data, where it comes from, and what it looks like.  I can’t help it.  I’ve been a data geek for almost 15 years.  And I find data beautiful.  Not necessarily in its raw form, mind you. Then it’s just messy and more often than not a pain to deal with, especially when it gets really, really big.  But when smart, creative people start to clean it up and use it in different ways to find the hidden stories that make sense, it can help us learn things in ways that we…

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Added by Anne Russell on October 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

On the Role of Big Data in International Development

The United Nations and World Bank are part of a growing globally-oriented Open Data movement.  After World Bank meetings last week in Washington, DC, those involved in defining the international Big Data Revolution asked for inputs.  This is what I posted:

There is no doubt that big data offers significant and exponential potential for international development work across multiple fields.  That this Independent Advisory Group has been formed is clear evidence that the United…

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Added by Anne Russell on October 15, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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