Mobile Data for the Developing World

We created a modern web-based experience that shows how mobile data can be harnessed to improve lives in the most vulnerable communities.

Overview

How can we leverage the mobile phone revolution — while still respecting individual privacy — to better inform development efforts around the world? After discussing possible use cases with our client, we created a modern web-based experience that shows how mobile data can be harnessed to improve lives in the most vulnerable communities.

Data in the developing world remains scarce, but to expand it we must reveal the potential. We designed a connected suite of stories and simulations to show mobile data’s potential for revolutionizing healthcare, disaster response and financial services for the poor. One visualization compared the ways that emergency officials with and without mobile data could respond to a disaster. Another visualization explores three ways mobile data could help a health minister achieve better outcomes. Finally, we showed how mobile data could unleash the power of digital financial services.

Disaster data visualization

The interaction above compares the ways that emergency officials with and without mobile data could respond to a disaster.

The health minister's dashboard

This interaction explores three ways mobile data could help a health minister achieve better outcomes.

Expanding financial inclusion

This interaction shows how mobile data could unleash the power of digital financial services.

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