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NIRAS Principal Consultant conducts workshop on “Blockchain, AI and Big Data for Development Evaluation”

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We’re proud of our in-house expertise! Our own Dr. Valentine J. Gandhi conducted a workshop at the second annual Asia Pacific Evaluation Association conference in #Manila at the end of February. The topic of the workshop included new and innovative evaluation methods such as Developmental Evaluation, Complexity Aware Monitoring, and Sentiment Analysis of social media. The workshop also addressed the practical application of emerging technologies such as blockchain, big data, and AI for evaluation.

Dr Gandhi presents at the APEA Conference in Manila, February 2019


The workshop was hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a major development partner in the region, and the Senate of the Philippines government, demonstrating the interest that these technologies and tools have for the next generation of evaluation methods. Dr. Gandhi also held meetings with key government figures including the Philippine Secretary of the Senate, the Chief Economist of the National Economic Development Authority of the Philippines, and the Evaluation and Innovation teams at the ADB. We’re excited to be working with the most qualified experts and using the newest technologies to provide the best service to our clients and beneficiaries.

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