WB: Hamadeh, N., Rissanen, M. and Yamanaka, M. (2013). "The World Bank Pilot Study for Crowd-Sourced Data Collection through Mobile Phones."

<p>The World Bank Pilot Study for Crowd-Sourced Price Data Collection through Mobile Phones combined the need for high-frequency data, recent developments in information and communication technologies, and power of crowd. Crowd-sourced data are data collected and reported by the user community using information and communication technologies.</p> <p>The objective of the pilot was to study the feasibility of crowd-sourced price data collection. Non-professional price collectors used personal computers and mobile phones for collecting data and entering it in a multilingual web microsite developed for the pilot. Price data was collected for thirty tightly specified food commodity items on a monthly basis for approximately six months in eight pilot countries. Non-professional price collectors received compensation in the form of airtime rewards.</p>

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Key fields

Organization: 
WB
Agency Identifier: 
Crowd-Sourced Price Collection
Dataset Type: 
Time series
Access Level: 
Public
Language: 
Frequency: 
No further updates planned
Date released: 
22 Aug 2013
Date modified: 
22 Aug 2013
Temporal Coverage: 
30 Nov 1999
Geographical Coverage: 
Bangladesh
Brazil
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Nigeria
Pakistan
Philippines (the)

Additional information

economycoverage
EAP, IBRD, IDA, LAC, LMY, SAS, SSA
numberofeconomies
8
updatefrequency
No further updates planned
accessoption
Bulk download
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