Real Impact Analytics benefits from a unique position in emerging markets – we work for the largest telecom groups, combine state-of-the-art analytics and show an impeccable track record in collaborating with large donor organizations. Our deliverables are divided into papers and operational applications.
We conduct analytical research and publish our results in collaboration with leading academic institutions (e.g. MIT).
We design, develop and implement operational apps that are embedded in the day-to-day work of development agency field teams. Our apps generally address any of the four following functions: reporting, root-cause analysis, action lists and impact assessment
Few datasets compete in terms of size, granularity and relevance. In emerging markets, data is scarce. However, telecom operators capture individual, social, economic and geographical data points across populations.
Field actors can get visibility on crisis dynamics. Furthermore, data quality and accuracy is significantly higher. Other types of data, when available, are static or outdated.
They are able to observe changes in economic and social patterns over time. In turn, this allows development agencies to measure their impact and integrate feedback loops.
However, these papers and approaches are not operationalized or made available to the relevant end users. The missing link is the large-scale access to the underlying telecom data.
Donors contribute much more than simply providing funds by setting priorities across development initiatives and sharing best practices. Working with them within the ecosystem ensures scalability.
Field actors such as the United Nations (through World Food Program, World Health Organization, etc.) are our end users. We build telecom data based apps to match their daily needs and tasks. Receiving their input to design the apps is critical to ensure usage and sustainable impact.
You can provide access to various data sources (especially, CDRs & voucher)
You can benefit from our apps to address your social issue agenda
You can provide funding in relation to your investment priorities and secure impact
You can start research collaborations on our existing datasets and make publications
You can apply to Real Impact Analytics and join the “Data for Good” team