Sustainable development’s big data revolution

January 29, 2019
Bottom legend: Sriganesh Lokanathan (right) and Yashothata Shanmugarajah discuss insights on economic activity as inferred from the analyses of big data from mobile networks in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Big data offers a trove of demographic and socioeconomic information that can help alleviate poverty, stifle disease and create better, more equitable infrastructure.

This article is part of a series of stories—compiled in a blog in partnership with Canadian Geographic—about innovative projects implemented in the developing world.

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