Where governance, NGOs and data science converge

Non-profit organizations using enterprise technology like data analytics is something that is rare, the main reason being the lack of funds. So what do you do when technology is all around you, but you just can’t touch it? Call in DataKind, a non-profit organization for non-profit organizations.   DataKind, headquartered in New York and started in 2011, provides data analytics solutions for non-profit organizations working in sectors such as urban governance, civic engagement, and microfinance. The organization has six chapters around the world, namely, Bangalore, Dublin, San Francisco, Singapore, the UK and Washington DC. Devangana Khokhar, one of the four chapter leaders in Bangalore, said that as NGOs are becoming tech savvy, providing technology solutions to them is becoming imperative. However, she said technology implementation is not the same as…


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