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Wednesday, September 5 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop: Big Data and Evaluation (Separate registration required)

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Join us for a one-day, in-depth workshop on big data and evaluation where you’ll get an introduction to Big Data for Evaluators. We’ll provide an overview of applications of big data in international development evaluation, discuss ways that evaluators are (or could be) using big data and big data analytics in their work. You’ll also learn about the various tools of data science and potential applications, as well as run through specific cases where evaluators have employed big data as one of their methods. We will also address the important question as to why many evaluators have been slower and more reluctant to incorporate big data into their work than have their colleagues in research, program planning, management and other areas such as emergency relief programs. Lastly, we’ll discuss the ethics of using big data in our work. Co-hosted by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG).

This workshop has an additional cost of $150 - please be sure you have registered here.

Here's the agenda for the day.

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Michael Bamberger

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
Michael Bamberger, jmichaelbamberger@gmail.com, Independent Evaluation Consultant. 40 years of experience conducting and teaching development evaluation in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and Asia. Working for the past few years on the opportunities and challenges for integrating... Read More →
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Kerry Bruce

Executive Vice President, Social Impact
Kerry Bruce is Executive Vice President at Social Impact and a global health and evaluation executive with more than 20 years experience living in Asia and Africa and strong world wide experience in all sectors. She’s an innovator in the big data and ICT4D space and enthusiast for... Read More →
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Peter York

Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners
Peter York is BCT Partner’s Chief Data Scientist. He has over 20 years of experience in research, evaluation and data analytics, as well as serving as a national spokesperson for social impact and impact measurement issues for the government, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors... Read More →

Wednesday September 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
World Bank, "I" Building, Room I-1-200 Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank – “I” Building, Room: I-1-200, 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006