Name Call Detail Records for National Statistics
Source Orange
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Description Challenge to mine mobile phone data for valuable insights into different sectors of a country.
Long description Using call detail records - mobile phone data that is generated for billing purposes - various thematic areas of national statistics are explored to provide value added and provide a good example for public-private partnerships in statistics.
Lead Institution Orange
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Partners Agence National de Statistique et Demographie Senegal (ANSD)
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Type Competition
Potential for reuse High
Open source Partly
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Data Input Formats N/A
Data Output Formats CSV
Maintenance Requirements
Plug & Play Partly
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Partly
Status Implemented
Country use cases
Target Groups
Statistical Institute
Other Government Agencies
Civil Society Organizations
Private Sector
Sectors where the innovation can be applied
  • Agriculture & Rural Development
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  • Climate Change
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  • Economy & Growth
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  • Education
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  • Energy & Mining
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  • Environment
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  • Financial Sector
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  • Health
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Poverty
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  • Private Sector
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  • Public Sector
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  • Science & Technology
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  • Social Development
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  • Social Protection & Labour
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  • Trade
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  • Urban Development
  • Areas of technological innovation
  • Log Data
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  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Use of Alternative Data Sources
    Private-Public Partnerships
    Skills Development
    Areas of institutional process innovations
    Non-Official Statistics
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    Case Study Description In this project, call detail records have been used for various purposes in collaboration with the responsible government agencies: analyzing electricity supply in the rural areas, identifying local pockets of poverty and illiteracy, tracing the link between migration and malaria, providing information on asymmetries in the grain market and looking at water-born diseases and livestock farming.
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-06-25
    Status Published
    Develop capability improvements