Big Data Observatory (BDO)
The BDO portal provides a way for non-technical users to analyse, query and visualise non-traditional geospatial data feeds. These data feeds cover: satellite imagery (e.g. precipitation and temperature), text mining (to measure citizens’s sentiment around policy topics), mobility data (to illustrate changes in movement patterns), and country-context data (e.g. population distribution).
Country Benchmarking Tool
Compare the performance of countries against each other across various aspects of public investment and asset management. The tool evaluates countries’ infrastructure services such as road, rail, power, water, and digital access. It also assesses macro-fiscal and institutional quality elements, such as how efficiently public assets are used to generate economic output.
The Geospatial Planning and Budgeting Platform (GPBP) uses geospatial data feeds from the BDO to provide concrete insights into public infrastructure access, climate risks faced by public infrastructure, and costs and benefits of new infrastructure investments.
Public Infrastructure Services Access (PISA) Tool
PISA assists policymakers in identifying and planning key resources such as roads, bridges, and healthcare centres. It helps to optimise the placement of new infrastructure investments. Its goal is to increase access to public services, reduce expenses, and improve the quality of life in a region.
Climate Change Screening (CCS) Tool
The CCS tool assesses climate change risks to public assets like roads, schools and hospitals. Using relevant data feeds and a ‘traffic light’ risk classification system, it provides insights on potential climate disruptions in local social or economic outcomes. It aids in planning adaptation and mitigation measures, and supports public investment prioritization.
Risk Threshold Database
The RTD compiles climate parameters that, when exceeded, could escalate damages and losses (D&Ls) to assets, investments, or localities. It plays a key role in climate change screening processes and assists in the identification and planning of adaptation and mitigation measures.
Economic Cost Benefit Analysis (eCBA) Tool
The eCBA tool assists government officials with project planning and evaluation. It allows users to analyze and compare different project strategies (such as costs, benefits, and impacts of various project alternatives) including those related to climate change. The tool incorporates a Risk Stress Test (RiST) that evaluates potential risks from climate change and natural disasters on project outcomes, contributing to a project’s resilience rating.
Green Economy Diagnostic
Assess the economic and environmental performance of sub-national regions within a country. This helps policymakers identify which regions require future infrastructure investment to improve economic activity and address environmental issues such as air quality, deforestation and climate change.
Road Maintenance and Prioritization Tool
The RMPT is a maintenance prioritization tool for road management. It uses data analytics to aid policymakers in making informed decisions about road network maintenance and investment. The tool offers varying insights, bridges gaps in road data, and can be customized to specific local conditions and economic contexts.
Proof of Concept coming soon…