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Friday, September 7 • 10:35am - 10:40am
Ready, set, fly! How to close a data gap from the sky using drones

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Have you ever thought about having data from the sky to give a full picture of your project? The speaker and his team went to the Dominican Republic and flew 2 drones to gather data – beyond what would normally be collected on the ground - about a World Bank supported irrigation project. The team also worked with local partners over a week on joint capacity building, bringing them along to collect data with the drone expert and evaluator. The drones captured images of 1,300 ha of rice fields and irrigation infrastructure. This lightning talk gives you an idea about how drones can be a powerful tool in MERL of infrastructure projects compared with other alternatives such as satellite images, aerial photos and physical inspection – and transferring knowledge and tools to development partners.

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Katsumasa Hamaguchi

Evaluation Officer, The World Bank
Katsumasa joined Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group in 2015 and has been leading innovation in monitoring, evaluation and learning using untraditional methodologies including drones and Social Network Analysis (SNA). He recently proved value of using drones... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 10:35am - 10:40am EDT
Academy Hall Main Room 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009