Leveraging Social Media to Discern the Public Voice for Development

Series: Asian Impact: ADB Research in Action

Leveraging Social Media to Discern the Public Voice for Development

07 October 2022

Researchers and policymakers rely on timely, granular data to enhance the impact of analysis underlying policies to support development. The emergence of social media presents new opportunities for real-time data, but can it be harnessed for sustainable development?


At this event, a panel of experts discussed findings from the Special Supplement of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022 on Natural Language Processing of social media text and the novel opportunities of social media analytics for supporting development practice.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
07 Oct 2022 Mapping the Public Voice for Development: Natural Language Processing of Social Media Text Data
This presentation gives an overview ofinnovative approaches and advanced techniques to leverage social media data for development.
Charibeth Cheng


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