Ecosystem participants & roles

The following diagram illustrates the split between supply-side and demand-side participants and the flow of data (the value adding analysis), and how, at a high level, this can be delivered by participants involved in a Big Data for Social Good (BD4SG) project in a single country. This illustration depicts a mobile operator-supported service in production.

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The need…

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Define problem statement

Clear demand-side needs identified

From data… to actionable insight

Supply-side

Supply-side

Supply-side agencies (SSAs) include institutions and organisations like Mobile Operators and third party data providers/aggregators. They are able to process, analyse and package mobile big data for the benefit of Demand-side agencies. When informed by a clearly articulated demand-side need, SSAs can impart their unique knowledge of their datasets to transform the raw data into actionable insights.

Processing

Generate, collect, validate, anonymise, aggregate & store

Analytics

Process and analyse data to generate insights

Packaging

Delivery of the outputs e.g. Decision support tools, Report, App or Visualisation

From insight… to impact

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Apply/integrate/implement

Incorporate into existing ways of working including people, process & partnerships

Key

  • Functions of parties
  • Linked activity

The need…

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Define problem statement

Clear demand-side needs identified

From data… to actionable insight

Supply-side

Supply-side

Supply-side agencies (SSAs) include institutions and organisations like Mobile Operators and third party data providers/aggregators. They are able to process, analyse and package mobile big data for the benefit of Demand-side agencies. When informed by a clearly articulated demand-side need, SSAs can impart their unique knowledge of their datasets to transform the raw data into actionable insights.

Processing

Generate, collect, validate, anonymise, aggregate & store

Analytics

Process and analyse data to generate insights

Packaging

Delivery of the outputs e.g. Decision support tools, Report, App or Visualisation

From insight… to impact

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Apply/integrate/implement

Incorporate into existing ways of working including people, process & partnerships

Key

  • Functions of parties
  • Linked activity

The need…

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Define problem statement

Clear demand-side needs identified

From data… to actionable insight

Supply-side

Supply-side

Supply-side agencies (SSAs) include institutions and organisations like Mobile Operators and third party data providers/aggregators. They are able to process, analyse and package mobile big data for the benefit of Demand-side agencies. When informed by a clearly articulated demand-side need, SSAs can impart their unique knowledge of their datasets to transform the raw data into actionable insights.

Processing

Generate, collect, validate, anonymise, aggregate & store

Analytics

Process and analyse data to generate insights

Packaging

Delivery of the outputs e.g. Decision support tools, Report, App or Visualisation

From insight… to impact

Demand-side

Demand-side

Demand-side agencies (DSAs) are institutions and organisations that use insights from the analysis of mobile big data for their activities. They may include research institutions, social impact organisations, data analytics providers, government departments and agencies, development agencies, and NGOs, which use data to plan interventions, programmes, policies and strategies. As they have a specialised knowledge of the challenges they are trying to address, DSAs play an important role in articulating the problem statement to enable the identification of the relevant indicators and solutions to address it. Note, demand-side agencies can also be third-party data providers, thereby also positioning them as supply-side agencies in the BD4SG ecosystem.

Apply/integrate/implement

Incorporate into existing ways of working including people, process & partnerships

Key

  • Functions of parties
  • Linked activity