Ensuring Developing Countries Benefit from Big Data

Published on 11 December 2015

Big data is already creating a big impact. Some herald it as the new ‘data revolution’, others worry it is a tool for manipulation, while many in development cite it as key to successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Major decisions on big data are being taken now, but much more needs to be done to ensure the risks are minimised and the benefits shared equitably and not just among rich individuals, corporations and developed nations.

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Spratt, S.
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 107


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