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A Novel Approach to Crowdsource: the Detection and Management of Large-scale Cholera Outbreaks

January 17, 2014

AbstractDiarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under five years of age, globally.

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa: Evidence from Policy and Field Experiments

February 7, 2012

Abstract Mobile phone coverage and adoption has grown substantially over the past decade, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. In the absence of public goods infrastructure in many countries, mobile...

The Role of Ushahidi as a Liberation Technology

February 3, 2011

Abstract: Ushahidi is a free and open source platform used for real-time collaborative mapping.

The NGO critique of US development policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

March 11, 2010

Kevin Hartigan is the Regional Director for Asia for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  Based in Islamabad.  He oversees 350 staff in Afghanistan and has visited the country approximately 15...

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.

Is Democracy Promotable?

October 17, 2008

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker.