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Positive deviance, big data, and development: A systematic literature reviewAlbanna, B., & Heeks, R. - 2019 - The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 85(1), e12063
Positive deviance is a growing approach in international development that identifies those within a population who are outperforming their peers in some way, eg, children in low-income families who are well nourished when those around them are not. Analysing and then disseminating the behaviours and other factors underpinning positive deviance are demonstrably effective in delivering development results. However, positive deviance faces a number of challenges that are restricting its...
Lessons Learned from Applying the Data Powered Positive DeviancePawelke, A., Glücker, A., Albanna, B., & Boy, J. - 2021 - DPPD
This report presents six learnings from four pilot projects conducted by the Data Powered Positive Deviance (DPPD) initiative, a global collaboration between the GIZ Data Lab, the UNDP Accelerator Labs Network, the University of Manchester Center for Digital Development, and UN Global Pulse Lab Jakarta. The pilots seek out grassroots solutions to development challenges that range from the interaction between livestock farming and deforestation to gender-based violence and insecurity in dense...
Data-powered positive deviance: Combining traditional and non-traditional data to identify and characterise development-related outperformersAlbanna, B., Heeks, R., Pawelke, A., … Gluecker, A. - 2022 - Development Engineering, 7, 100090
The positive deviance approach in international development scales practices and strategies of positively-deviant individuals and groups: those who are able to achieve significantly better development outcomes than their peers despite having similar resources and challenges. This approach relies mainly on traditional data sources (e.g. surveys and interviews) for identifying those positive deviants and for discovering their successful solutions. The growing availability of non-traditional...
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