The extant public discourse on leveraging big data for public purposes is characterized by a competition of imaginations, between hype and pessimism. The term “big data” itself has unfortunately become a Rorschach blot, upon which different people impose their own meanings. LIRNEasia role is to participate in this global dialogue with experiential evidence. We conduct our own big data analyses and engage deeply with policy makers, as well as the private sector who currently possess the majority (if not the only source) of big data of relevance for developmental policy.
The current goals of this research practice are:
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Blumenstock, JE, Maldeniya, D, & Lokanathan, S
Perera-Gomez, T. & Lokanathan, S.
Fernando, L., Perera, A. S., Lokanathan, S., Ghouse, A., Tissera, H., Samarajiva, R.
Lokanathan, S., Perera-Gomez, T., Zuhyle, S.
Kasthurirathna, D., Piraveenan, M., Bandara, M. & Maldeniya, D.
Lokanathan, S., Kreindler, G., de Silva, N. D., Miyauchi, Y., Dhananjaya, D., & Samarajiva, R.
Samarajiva, R & Lokanathan, S.