CANBERRA — This year, the world’s digital footprint is expected to reach 44 zettabytes of data. With this data comes valuable insights to assist with business, policy, and research. But mining it requires experts who can turn this mass of raw data into insights.
The development sector is no different. Data analysts can be used to support program development, monitor effectiveness, and more. In his work for Oxfam Australia, Derek Brown uses his data skills to help the organization understand its donors, its priorities, and how to expand its supporter base.