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World Development Report 2021 Data for Better Lives Consultation

"The next World Bank World Development Report: Data for Better Lives, to be completed in early 2021, will focus on how data can improve the lives of the poor in developing countries. The WDR team is seeking perspectives on countries affected by fragility and conflict."

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This session is part of the Fragility Forum 2020 Virtual Series.

About the Presenters

Malarvizhi Veerappan

WDR2021 Report Manager, World Bank Development Data Group

Malarvizhi Veerappan (@malarv) is the report manager for WDR 2021. As a senior data scientist at the World Bank, she manages the Data Management & Services Program, leading the team that works on statistical data management and supports the production of the World Development Indicators,, and the Bank’s data catalog. Ms. Veerappan was part of the task team that launched The World Bank's Open Data Initiative in 2010, and established the Development Data Hub which streamlines data sharing.  She is co-leading efforts to make the evidence on gender data gaps more accessible. An engineer by education, Malar is pursuing an advanced degree in Applied Data Sciences.

Target Audience

Practitioners and general public

Questions Submitted

Mahaman Mourtala

- Sep 10, 2021


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- Dec 8, 2020

Jared Troy

- Oct 29, 2020
Thank you.

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 1, 2020
Great data

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 1, 2020
Great Report
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