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    Sriganesh Lokanathan (right) and Yashothata Shanmugarajah discuss insights on economic activity as inferred from the analyses of big data from mobile networks in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo: LIRNEasia)

In Sri Lanka, researchers are examining how big data gleaned from mobile phone networks provides insight into everything from traffic patterns to population density and could help countries meet their sustainable development goals. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read “Sustainable development’s big data revolution”.