Thursday, March 6, 2014
9:30am – 11:00am EST (Time Converter)
World Bank Main Complex, Room MC-C2-137
Community mapping and crowdsourcing can be effective ways to inform and measure development impact on the ground. As a result, these technologies have caught the attention of government institutions, civil society organizations, and development agencies. However, while these methods have helped improve delivery of public services when applied on a small, local scale, they have not yet been successfully scaled up by larger institutions, nor has there been a straight forward path to engaging civil society and public and private sector counterparts.
This event focuses on how operationalizing mapping and crowdsourcing initiatives in large organizations can lead to better public service delivery and greater development impact, and how best to build on and share the evidence base and best practices around the use and application of mapping and crowdsourcing. It will engage a broad range of multi-sectoral experts in a dialogue about the measurable impact on the ground and lessons learned from programs that leverage technologies to enhance the delivery of public services.
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