University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Support Of The Center For An Informed Society's Research On Digital Disinformation

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/2/2019
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The mission of the Center for an Informed Society at the University of North Carolina is to "address the roles that mediated information plays in globally connected, digitally-mediated social systems." The Center pursues two main goals: first, to address broad research questions of relevance to information quality, with a particular focus on algorithms, misinformation, polarization, propaganda, and political institutions; and second, to make its research and data publicly available to inform technological development, journalistic best practices, and policymaking. This grant will support the Center’s growth.
About the Grantee
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www.unc.edu/ 
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Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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for a program to support and improve evidence-based decision making in sub-Saharan Africa  
The Transfer Project is a regional initiative led by the University of North Carolina, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, and the Food and Agriculture Organization to generate evidence on impacts of national cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa, and to translate that evidence into policy through partnerships with national governments. The Transfer Project conducts evaluations and research that respond to governments’ policy questions about social protection programs, and helps governments apply this evidence to decisions. In coming years, their work will include helping governments target social protection budgets to address the economic hardships caused by COVID-19. Ultimately, the goal is to have more social welfare ministries in Africa systematically commission and use evidence to inform their decisions, and to have this evidence primarily generated by Africans.
for support of the Center for an Informed Society's research on digital disinformation  
The mission of the Center for an Informed Society at the University of North Carolina is to "address the roles that mediated information plays in globally connected, digitally-mediated social systems." The Center pursues two main goals: first, to address broad research questions of relevance to information quality, with a particular focus on algorithms, misinformation, polarization, propaganda, and political institutions; and second, to make its research and data publicly available to inform technological development, journalistic best practices, and policymaking. This grant will support the Center’s growth.

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