Harnessing Data in the Digital Age for Poverty Reduction

Event | 14 October 2020
Online via Zoom, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Manila time (GMT +8)

Objective

The demand for data that can provide more nuanced view of poverty and facilitate a more equitable distribution of development resources continues to rise. How can big data such as those from satellite imagery help reduce poverty? The webinar will present the results from a special supplement to Key Indicators for the Asia and the Pacific 2020 and discuss the enormous potential of innovative data sources in enhancing our understanding of various development issues, particularly poverty. 

Webinar attendees will engage with a panel of experts to:

  • Discuss how the application of satellite imagery in various fields, including the development sector, evolved through time.
  • Learn how innovative sources of data in the digital age, can enhance the compilation and policy use of development statistics including data on poverty.
  • Discover what types of investments are needed by national statistical systems to be able to integrate new sources of data into their work programs and embrace a new paradigm of compiling data for development. 

Target participants

Staff from national statistical offices; policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; researchers in academia and think tanks; ADB Board, Management, and staff; members of the international development community as well as anyone with an interest in the topic.

How to join

Registration is closed.

Resource persons

Webinar host

Yasuyuki Sawada

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Karen Lane

Karen Lane
Director
Department of Communications
Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Shamit Chakravarti

Shamit Chakravarti
Principal Social Sector Specialist
Southeast Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Hataichanok Chinauparwat

Hataichanok Chinauparwat
Director
National Statistical Office of Thailand

Wilma Guillen

Wilma Guillen
Assistant National Statistician
Philippine Statistics Authority

Iva Lohovska

Iva Lohovska
Chief Technical Officer and Principal Advisor
World Data Lab

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