The objective is twofold: Explore the potential of Big Data to address development challenges and promote cooperation and discussion on the topic of Big Data for Development. Big Data exploration (Big Data stocktaking + 3 pilots using satellite data, internet data, and social network data). Encouraging partnership and cooperation, both internally and externally (collaboration with ICT Beam, WB Finances, DECDG, United Nations Global Pulse). Promote knowledge exchange (presentation to LAC RLT + 3 BBLs). Client: World Bank staff interested in the potential of Big Data. External clients might also benefit from the deliverables produced (stocktaking report, pilots).