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DC Big Data Exploration Final Report

DC Big Data Exploration Final Report

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More than 150 topic experts, data scientists, civic "hackers," civil society groups and development practitioners gathered at the World Bank on March 15-17, 2013 for the DC Big Data Exploration event. Working alongside Bank experts on the Poverty and Fraud & Corruption teams, data scientists uncovered new ways of collecting, exploring, and visualizing data to maximize their impact. The collaboration between the two communities yielded new insights from World Bank data, devised new ways of using existing big data sources for monitoring poverty and corruption, and created entirely new streams of data that the Bank and its partners can use in future research.

This comprehensive final report on the DC Big Data Exploration provides an in-depth look at several ‘big’ questions and includes recommendations and next steps for maximizing impact and outcomes from the initial hypotheses.
More than 150 topic experts, data scientists, civic "hackers," civil society groups and development practitioners gathered at the World Bank on March 15-17, 2013 for the DC Big Data Exploration event. Working alongside Bank experts on the Poverty and Fraud & Corruption teams, data scientists uncovered new ways of collecting, exploring, and visualizing data to maximize their impact. The collaboration between the two communities yielded new insights from World Bank data, devised new ways of using existing big data sources for monitoring poverty and corruption, and created entirely new streams of data that the Bank and its partners can use in future research.

This comprehensive final report on the DC Big Data Exploration provides an in-depth look at several ‘big’ questions and includes recommendations and next steps for maximizing impact and outcomes from the initial hypotheses.

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World Bank Group Finances finances.worldbank.org @WBOpenFinances
DC Big Data Exploration
Final Report
March 15-17, 2013
 
World Bank Group Finances @WBOpenFinances finances.worldbank.org
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A
CKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 3 E
XECUTIVE
S
UMMARY
 4 D
ETAILED
P
ROJECT
R
EPORTS
 7 P
REDICTING
S
MALL
-S
CALE
P
OVERTY
M
EASURES FROM
N
IGHT
I
LLUMINATION
 7 B
ACKGROUND AND
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 7 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 7 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 7 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 7 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 15 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 16 S
CRAPING
W
EBSITES TO
C
OLLECT
C
ONSUMPTION AND
P
RICE
D
ATA
 17 B
ACKGROUND AND
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 17 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 17 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 17 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 18 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 22 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 22 L
ATIN
A
MERICA
P
OVERTY
A
NALYSIS
F
ROM
M
OBILE
S
URVEYS
 23 P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 23 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 23 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 23 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 23 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 28 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 28 M
EASURING
S
OCIOECONOMIC
I
NDICATORS IN
A
RABIC
T
WEETS
 29 B
ACKGROUND AND
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 29 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 29 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 29 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 30 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 36 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 36 A
NALYZING
W
ORLD
B
ANK
D
ATA FOR
S
IGNS OF
F
RAUD AND
C
ORRUPTION
 37 D
ETAILED
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 37 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 37 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 37 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 38 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 47 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 49 UNDP
 
R
ESOURCE
A
LLOCATION
 50 B
ACKGROUND AND
P
ROBLEM
S
TATEMENT
 50 D
ATASETS
A
VAILABLE
 50 K
EY
F
INDINGS
 51 M
ETHODS AND
A
NALYSIS
 51 R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
N
EXT
S
TEPS
 54 A
DDITIONAL
R
ESOURCES
 54 O
THER
P
ROJECTS
:
 
A
 
H
EURISTIC
T
OOL FOR
A
UDITING AND
S
OCIAL
N
ETWORK
A
NALYSIS FOR
R
ISK
M
EASUREMENT
 55 N
EXT
S
TEPS
 55
 
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The World Bank Group Finances team is grateful to all the partners that supported the DC Data Dive on March 15-17:
 
 
UN Global Pulse
 
Qatar Computing Research Institute
 
UNDB
 
UNDP The following groups from inside the Bank also contributed –
 
AFR
 
CTR
 
DEC
 
EXT
 
IEG
 
INT
 
LAC
 
OPCS
 
PREM
 
TWICT
 
WBI We are also grateful to DataKind, the data ambassadors that it assembled, and the volunteers who participated. The DC Big Data Exploration would not have occurred without them. The DC Big Data Exploration was preceded by a similar event that the UNDP organized in Vienna in February.

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