Thomas Roca is a researcher and statistician at the French Development Agency. Thomas is developing AFD’s research program covering well-being, human development and alternative welfare indicators, including Big Data for Development. Thomas’s field of work covers also data visualization and programming and he is developing AFD’s data visualization Web portal called AFD Country Dashboard.
Few data collected are actually used to improve people's lives or in the design of better public policies, write AFD’s Thomas Roca and Data-Pop Alliance’s Emmanuel Letouzé, in this guest column for Data Driven. How can we turn this around, ensuring that information is used in a privacy-conscientious and inclusive way?
Not all data is open data — and the data revolution won't happen without private sector involvement and the appropriation of administrations and citizens, writes Thomas Roca of the Agence Française de Développement in this guest column for Data Driven.
Big data is everywhere in our data-driven society, but access to it remains scarce. How then can we get hold of big data for development purposes? An exclusive commentary from Thomas Roca, a researcher and statistician developing a data visualization portal for the French Development Agency.