Bringing it all together for good.
From blockchain to AI, Denominator champions evidence-based technologies and practices that deliver the knowledge needed for countries, industry, and development authorities to achieve the greatest possible impact.
They believe that reliable, real-time, highly contextualized decision data will define the future of sustainable development.
Denominator is an evolution of multiple data-centric endeavors by people with diverse backgrounds and interests, from computer science to vaccines to climate. At their core is a shared passion for improving the ways by which they contextualize and use data for development.
Despite huge advances in data acquisition methods, from satellite population scans to Internet-enabled device monitoring, much work must still be done to understand the common threads shared by these and many other data sources – the “backdrop” against which they process information.
The projects they undertake are explorations meant to help them consolidate the great strides made in data for development over the past decade. Through these explorations, they will develop and advocate for best practices that establish the common truths upon which data must be assessed.
Here's how they're laying the groundwork for that future.
Separate signal from noise.
Tech innovation is a crowded space. As new ideas emerge, decision-makers have to commit limited resources to exploring and applying those ideas strategically.
Leave no stone unturned.
The best innovations stand up to the toughest real-world challenges. To test this, countries rely on well-designed implementations that speak to sustainability and scale.
Their field projects are conducted in direct partnership with country stakeholders to test innovations with academic rigor - ensuring accountability for results, and building the evidence base needed for development actors to invest responsibly and confidently.
Denominator helps governments and NGOs navigate the landscape to understand how groundbreaking technologies such as blockchain, AI, and the Internet of Things can best work together to address specific development objectives.
Forge the path forward, together.
In development, no country is an island. Lessons learned from Denominator projects are published broadly to help advance discourse and partnership. Technology developed in-house and with their strategic partners is shared freely in the spirit of open access and transparency.See more