TED TALKS ABOUT GLOBAL HEALTH: Sanjay Pradhan

 

For decades and decades, economists and humanitarians alike have been debating the best way to collect and disperse of charity money, donated goods, and volunteered services to those in need. Some have criticized the concept of charity altogether, whiles others champion boundless giving. Regardless, it’s been difficult for either camp to back its beliefs up with hard data — until now. Big open data has offered us glimpses into the very real behaviors of billions of people at a time, and it’s giving us new ways to analyze the way we approach international aid.

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