Crowd-Sourced Price Collection

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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.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.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Economic Growth
Poverty
Economy Coverage: 
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
8
Geographical Coverage: 
East Asia & Pacific
Indonesia
Philippines
Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil
South Asia
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
Kenya
Nigeria
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Temporal Coverage: 
2011 - 2012

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
No further updates planned
Release Date: 
August 22, 2013

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
August 22, 2013

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

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.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.

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90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64098
Temporal Coverage

2011 - 2012

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Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
8
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
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Start Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2011
End Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012
DEC
Release Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Citation Text: 
Hamadeh, N., Rissanen, M. and Yamanaka, M. (2013). "The World Bank Pilot Study for Crowd-Sourced Data Collection through Mobile Phones."
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Hamadeh, N., Rissanen, M. and Yamanaka, M. (2013). "The World Bank Pilot Study for Crowd-Sourced Data Collection through Mobile Phones."

Source: 

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

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