Big data offers unprecedented advantages for monitoring economic trends in real time and assessing the socioeconomic impact of major events. The webinar will explore different types of innovative data sources and tools; and discuss how Asian economies can improve accessibility, capacity, and sustainability of big data infrastructure for analysis and policymaking.


Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers about:

  • Types of big data sources that can be useful for assessing economic impact and tracking economic activity.
  • Potential applications of big data in different contexts and case studies.
  • How big data sources and infrastructure can be built and applied in developing Asian countries, with an understanding of opportunities and challenges.

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Resource speakers

Webinar host and moderator

Madhavi Pundit

Madhavi Pundit
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank


Sonia Akter

Sonia Akter
Assistant Professor
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Ilan Noy

Ilan Noy
Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
Victoria University of Wellington

Eleni Kalamara

Eleni Kalamara
Research Associate
Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance
King’s Business School

Norion Ubechel

Norion Ubechel
Chief Executive Officer
Place Intelligence

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