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Thursday, September 5 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
No Data, No Problem: Extracting Insights from Data-Poor Environments

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It’s an article of faith among social impact leaders that you need good data if you want to build models or design programs that solve hard problems. For many of the most challenging problems, however, there simply is no data available, or at least not enough of the kind of data needed to plan or measure progress. In this interactive session and discussion, we present alternatives to standard data collection and statistical techniques, demonstrating a number of quantitative and qualitative strategies—not widely known—that make it possible to extract actionable insights despite the absence of high-quality data.

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Bob Lamb

Co-founder & CEO, Foundation for Inclusion
Bob Lamb is CEO and co-founder of the Foundation for Inclusion, which uses the tools of science, story, and simulation to build self-sustaining strategies and coalitions around complex challenges, such as human trafficking, climate inaction, polarization, and economic adversity. He... Read More →
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Arpitha Peteru

Co-founder & President, Foundation for Inclusion
As co-founder and President of the Foundation for Inclusion, Arpitha Peteru is a creative strategist and advocate, passionate about catalyzing sustainable change for peace, justice, and inclusion. By retooling evidence-based approaches and leveraging dynamic technologies, she seeks... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Academy Hall B FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

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