Case Study

World Bank Group

By TrueNode
05 March 2020, 18:20

Data-driven policymaking

Facts

  • 2 MLProjects completed and implemented

  • 12+Months one integrated remote team

The story

World Bank approached us to research viable use cases of applied artificial intelligence and facilitate member states to make data-informed decisions. We conducted an in-depth literature review focused on applied predictive analytics in solving the pertinent problems in health and human development. We found that machine learning is mostly used in diagnostics, so we proved in a second project that ML can indeed be used for more efficient budget allocation and policy planning, not just diagnostics.

Hence we validated data availability and the predictive analytics potential within the local organizations and stakeholders, such as measuring the outcome of RMNCAH services in Bangladesh or the purposes of developing strategies for data collection, data engineering, and synthesis from different data sources.

Data for good - empowering communities

It’s no secret that data has the power to change societies. World Bank is pushing its mission to drive equality and provide support to emerging countries through machine learning.

Harnessing the power of data so no child is left behind

Data plays a crucial role in the 2030 agenda set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It helps us to focus policies and make better decisions. It is needed to set targets, measure progress towards those targets and to hold governments accountable to their commitments under the SDGs

About

World Bank Group is a unique global partnership fighting poverty worldwide through sustainable solutions. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Development Association.

Press

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