Dr. Homi Kharas is the Interim Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He was Lead Author and Executive Secretary of the U.N. Secretary General’s advisory group on the post-2015 development agenda. Prior to Brookings, Dr. Kharas spent over a quarter century at The World Bank serving in several positions, including as Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region. Dr. Kharas is World Data Lab's Senior Economic Advisor.
WHAT WE DO
We developdatasets and models that shed light on essential aspects of human existence: income, demography, climate, resource availability, food security, and health. By combining new data sources with groundbreaking modeling methods, we help people and organizations make data-driven decisions.
World Data Lab expands clients’ analytical capabilities through custom data modeling projects and partnerships. By combining state-of-the-art data science methods with world-class design, we help organizations convert data into actionable insights.
World Data Lab builds webtools which combine our data with compelling visualizations to capture the imaginations of users across the globe. Our applications inspire conversations and long-term action by empowering everyone to find insights hiding inside data.
World Data Lab partners with leading public and non-profit research institutions to create and harness break-throughs in data science. In collaboration with governments and development organizations, we focus on making data models and webtools to inform public policy and monitor achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with private and public clients, we deveop credible and actionable forward-looking datasets that inform evidence-based investment, marketing, and policy decisions.
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