“The problem [Prime Minister] Modi has is scale and limited resources. Prukalpa Sankar, co-founder of New Delhi startup SocialCops, believes the solution lies in open data. By using public data to create a realistic picture of social problems, Sankar says resources can be allocated more quickly and effectively.”
SocialCops was featured in The Guardian in a piece on how we are using data-driven solutions to drive development. Read the full article here.
“The spectre of algorithmic regulation has been with us for some time, but big data now has the power to make it real. It all comes back to how the data is interpreted and governments won’t always be trusted to make the right call. As such, initiatives like SocialCops will be increasingly key to holding decision makers to account.”