What is the value of using mixed methods in impact evaluation? What methods and designs are appropriate for answering descriptive, causal and evaluative questions?
This white paper by UN Global Pulse examines the use of Big Data in development contexts. Using a number of examples, it highlights how this data type can be leveraged to provide early warnings of disruptions and crises, and can give real-time awareness and feedback of situations and interventions. It also delves into a conversation about the implications of Big Data use.