When the data collected by the NGO’s is combined with data from the mobile devices carried by the citizens, social data from applications like Facebook For Every Phone, world food market data and with the public data of the (local) governments, big data can truly have a long term impact on poverty by the insights that can be derived from such a vast amount of data.

Big data offers many opportunities for the developing world to beat poverty, but it will require different organisations to work together in order to achieve lasting results. In addition, the joining organisations should ensure transparency and availability of the data. Transparency will stimulate awareness of the possibilities, ensure data accountability and reduce bureaucracy and corruption. Availability of the data will ensure that multiple data sources can be fused, such as CDRs, open data, social data, government data, NGO data and corporate data, to create valuable and relevant new insights that will truly have a long term impact.


Or what about the possibility to better understand the dynamics of slum residents using mobile data to develop predictive models to better serve the poorest. For example using CDR information to map changes in the slum population and direct latrine and water pipe building efforts for the benefit of the slums residents.

Our researchers are using AI to pinpoint the regions most in need. They are integrating AI into research designed to improve agriculture, possibly giving the world's poorest farmers a way to elevate their financial status. AI is also an effective tool for increasing access to information and boosting education and literacy, among other things. When Blockchain and crypto coins are used, it offers a wide variety of new products and services for the poor, for a fraction of the costs, which could significantly improve their lives for example micro loans.

Blockchain can help From Accessing to Cheap Banking and Financial services to ensuring easy and safe registration of property ownership. When property ownership can be proven easily, the person has a better chance to prosper in a capitalist society.
Cloud access in poor, rural areas offers information and services that may not have been accessible in certain regions of the world ever before. People have access to endless information, such as weather reports, research and stock market news—consumer information that can lead to market activity and stimulate the economy.
Advancements in infrastructure, particularly compute processing power, which have improved speed, data availability and scale at reduced cost


Technology has changed not only how we produce, and connect but also allows more humans to create and test new objects and ideas, reducing the costs and risks of innovation, and product development, also in poor and developing countries.