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Advancing Work in Financial Inclusion: DataKind Introduces Six New Projects

We’re thrilled to share that we launched an impact cohort of six financial inclusion-focused projects. With new support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (CFIG), we’re accelerating the development of DataKind’s most impactful data science and AI solutions and revolutionizing the way individuals and businesses access and utilize financial services. Drawing on DataKind’s extensive […]

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At Davos, DataKind and World Leaders Talk Technology Innovations for Improved Vaccination Rates

Yesterday, DataKind CEO, Lauren Woodman, attended a side event with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on how innovation, specifically AI and better use of data, can support and advance the important work of vaccination all over the world. Vaccine deployment is a field that stands to

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DataKind 2023 Year in Review

In the 11 years since DataKind’s founding, we have been tackling the world’s biggest challenges with AI. In 2023, thanks to new and continuing support from our funding partners, DataKind was able to build up our data science and research teams, including new positions for product owners and a director of research, enabling us to

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Assessing Climate Risk with Data Science: DataKind Offers New Insights for Local and Global Mitigation

In September, DataKind held a three-day virtual DataDive® event in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Hundreds of volunteer data scientists dug into data to develop with innovative solutions to some of the complex, intractable issues identified by the IMF. These included a common problem for global advising institutions: missing and inconsistent data on

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Defining Data Equity is the First Step to Making it Happen: DataKind Co-Chairs Global Future Council on Data Equity at World Economic Forum Meeting in Dubai

(Image: DataKind CEO Lauren Woodman (far right) speaks at the closing plenary with moderator Saadia Zahidi, and panelists Reshma Saujani, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Nili Gilbert, and Badr Jafar.) The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils is an interdisciplinary community of government, business, and civil society leaders that support the Forum’s mission by

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Extending the Boundaries of Economic Opportunity: DataKind Advances Work in Financial Inclusion

With support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, DataKind is  advancing work in economic opportunity with a focus on financial inclusion. Worldwide, approximately 1.7 billion people are excluded from the formal economy. This includes people who are unbanked or who lack sufficient credit history to take advantage of financial services. While the unbanked are

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Introducing DataKind Learning Circles

Discuss AI use at your organization alongside other strategic social impact data leaders with support from DataKind Nonprofits and other social impact organizations are under enormous pressure to develop capabilities and capacity to use AI in everything they’re doing… yesterday! Working at organizations that must be risk averse to protect the populations they work with,

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Partner Spotlight: CDFI Friendly America

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mission-driven financial institutions that focus on creating economic opportunity for individuals, small businesses, and communities in the US. As part of DataKind’s work in economic opportunity and financial inclusion, we’re working with CDFI Friendly America (CFA) to try to solve an endemic problem for CDFIs: how to better connect

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