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Aimed at an audience of resilience and development practitioners, this document offers diverse experiences and practice-based recommendations to leverage Big Data’s potential and address its risks as part of efforts to build resilience. The Storybook is a collaborative initiative that features case studies of seven international organizations working at the intersection of Big Data and resilience in vulnerable settings:
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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) joined forces to estimate what it would cost to end hunger by 2030. The research was supported by the New Venture Fund.
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Sally Trethewie and J. Jackson Ewing
Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies