A couple of recent publications highlight potential uses of “big data” for traditional M&E or program evaluation purposes.
- Claudia Abreu Lopes, Savita Bailur, Giles Barton-Owe (2018). “Can big data be used for evaluation? A UN Women feasibility study.” United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. LINK
- Michael Bamberger (2016). Integrating big data into the monitoring and evaluation of development programs. UN Global Pulse. LINK
These reports include a variety of non-traditional data sources and many interesting examples.