Tools for data sourcing

This solution addresses lack of data in cities internationally for city professionals

Problem Description

In many cities, the availability of data is the biggest impediment to analyses. Now that the open data movement has made progress, there are more repositories available. In addition, big data in the form of often very large datasets can also be leveraged. While some data are free, some may be available at a cost.

Building Blocks

Solution Stage

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STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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