Big Data: Silver Bullet, 21st Century oil, or just a plain old thermometer? Part II

Part II So what does a post-truth world mean when it comes to Big Data for Development? Does it mean that facts no longer matter? Or that indicators such as Gross National Product, or economic growth rates, the foundations of tracking development progress, may no longer be relevant?

Big Data: Silver Bullet, 21st Century oil, or just a plain old thermometer?

Part 1 Development has seen a number of “silver bullets” since the middle of the last century and it’s tempting to place Big Data as the latest and greatest solution to the development question. But as competing silver bullets ricochet through workshops and high-level panel discussions in the develo-sphere, in …