Targeting the Poor Using Big Data

Organizers: Asian Development Bank
Date and time
04 March 2021
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Manila Time

This webinar examined the application of big data in mapping poverty.

Arturo Martinez, Jr., statistician at the Statistics and Data Innovation Unit of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), discussed the many practical applications and uses of big data and how it would greatly benefit teams working on country poverty assessments.

Wolfgang Fengler at data enterprise World Data Lab also joined the discussion.

The webinar was part of the Learnings for Economics and Policy Analysis (LEAP) Series organized by the ADB's Southeast Asia Department. LEAP features online presentations to strengthen the economic and policy analysis skills of the department's staff in preparing research and project documents. LEAP aims to encourage participants to discuss the latest developments in the region and share country experiences and perspectives.