Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper For Practitioners and Researchers

This white paper was produced by a group of activists, researchers, and data experts who met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre to discuss the question of whether, and how, big data is becoming a resource for positive social change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors focus on the uses of big data in LMICs in ways that are locally driven and locally relevant for societal processes. The working definition of big data in the paper includes but is not limited to, sources such as social media, mobile phone use, digitally mediated transactions, online news media, and administrative records.

Last modified: February 21, 2023

Language: English

Source: Rockefeller Foundation

Year of Publication: 2014