Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research

By World Bank

Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research

📅 11 May 2022

It is nearly impossible to participate in the modern economy without mobile devices. Over 6 billion people have access to smartphones, and the use of sensors to measure things like power quality, cookstove use, and air pollution is becoming more common. The expansion of mobile banking, online social networks, and the sharing economy have made mobile devices essential parts of everyday social and economic activity.

As a result of their ubiquity, mobile measurement tools and mobile data offer an attractive resource for researchers interested in addressing complex challenges like poverty, climate change, and public health crises around the world.

Measuring Development 2022: The Role of Mobile Data in Global Development Research takes a look at how researchers and policymakers are using mobile data to conduct innovative research to solve global challenges. measured will feature a series of presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks on novel applications of mobile technology and mobile data for research.

Participants will learn about the frontiers of measurement using mobile devices, and gain perspectives from leading academics and industry pioneers.