Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
A scene from the data.org launch at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by: Katherine Townsend via Twitter

A scene from the data.org launch at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland. Photo by: Katherine Townsend via Twitter

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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

After reflecting on the best ways to build the field of data science for social impact, the two partners decided on a $10 million impact challenge to crowdsource data science solutions for the social sector, which was announced Thursday but will launch in March.

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