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Big Data for Resilience

Experiences around the world suggest that Big Data is enabling larger, creative and often socially driven changes involving highly diverse stakeholders.

But there is still a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience and the achievement of long-term development goals, and the implications for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers.

Seeking to address this gap, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) led the development of The Big Data for Resilience (BD4R) Storybook. The publication examines the experiences of six international organizations that are actively using Big Data to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems to a variety of shocks and stressors.

The BD4R Storybook was launched at an event hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. This article summarizes some of the highlights from these discussions.

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