Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Support Of A Project To Develop An Executive-level Big Data For Development Course

Overview
This grant to the MIT Media Lab and its Data-Pop Alliance initiative will support the development and delivery of a knowledge and capacity building program on big data and development for professionals involved in development work and policymaking in the Global South. A series of training and training of trainer workshops will be co-developed and co-delivered with partners in Colombia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal. The grant will also support the development of an online library of key resources and materials on big data, including a toolkit to support the training.
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for a project to expand J-PAL’s existing efforts in East and West Africa  
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on the belief that anti-poverty programs can be made more effective - thus creating positive change in the lives of the poor - if policymakers have access to rigorous scientific evidence on what works and the capacities to apply it. This grant will support J-PAL's efforts to deepen its work in East and West Africa. Specifically, J-PAL plans to (a) build partnerships with select African governments, multilateral donors, research centers, and universities; (b) expand collaborations between East and West African scholars and J-PAL's research affiliates; and (c) support major development actors in Africa to incorporate evidence into the design of large programs. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)

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