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Big Data in Action: Focus on Governance

This series highlights initiatives led by the World Bank Group’s Governance global practice and by private sector organizations to utilize big data for effective governance. These interviews and case studies illustrate how non-traditional data sources and techniques can be used to improve service delivery, influence policy design, and deepen citizen engagement.

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Big Data for Governance

This video highlights how big data can be used to address complex challenges in governance.

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Big Data for Open Government

This video highlights the challenges big data can help solve in open data, open contracting and open budget initiatives.

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Social Media Analytics for better decision-making

This video gives an example of how social media data can help understand trends in citizen sentiment and citizen engagement around policy and politics.

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Using Big Data for Jobs and Skills

This video showcases how governments can use LinkedIn data to improve policy and services relating to skills and jobs.

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Leveraging Big Data to manage infrastructure investments

This video showcases how management of investments in infrastructure can be improved by using big data.

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Case Study: Harnessing Data for Enhanced Program Oversight: The Smart Supervision App

To help improve program supervision and increase understanding of reach and impact, the World Bank is creating a Smart Supervision App (SSA), allowing fiduciary and program teams, external auditors, beneficiaries and citizens to capture, report and analyze real-time project information. Read the full case study here.

 

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Case Study: Big Data Analytics for Improved Governance and Public Procurement in Georgia

Making Big Data Work for Governance aims to uncover and minimize corruption in tender processes, including collusion between suppliers or between a supplier and officials awarding a contract. Read the full Case Study here

 

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Case Study: Understanding Drivers of Property Tax Delinquency

The Brazilian city of Manaus suffers from rates of property tax delinquency so high that the authorities collect only 50 percent of property tax due. To uncover the drivers of delinquency and opportunities for reform, this project uses Big Data to take a novel approach. Read the full case study here.

 

About the Presenters

Edouard Al-Dahdah

Senior Public Sector Specialist, Governance Practice- World Bank

Presentation Title: Big Data for Governance

Stephen Davenport

Global Lead, Open Government World Bank Group

Presentation Title: Big Data for Open Government

Solomon Messing

Director of Data Labs- Pew Research Center

Presentation Title: Social Media Analytics for better decision-making

Nicole Isaac

Head of US Public Policy- LinkedIn

Presentation Title: Using Big Data for Jobs and Skills

Kai Kaiser

Senior Economist, Global Governance Practice-World Bank

Presentation Title: Leveraging Big Data to manage infrastructure investments

Joao Vicente

Sr Financial Management Specialist 

Case Study: Harnessing Data for Enhanced Program Oversight: The Smart Supervision App

Sandro Nozadze

Procurement Specialist

Case Study: Big Data Analytics for Improved Governance and Public Procurement in Georgia