We rounded out the year with our Defeating Disinformation Un-Conference, which
brought together experts from academia, industry, and civil society to explore and weigh in on the challenges facing the digital public sphere.
We have much to be grateful for this year. We're thankful for the supporters of our work—Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Omidyar Network, Mastercard, and Western Union—for being such wonderful partners in our journey to discover life on the Digital Planet. We've had the pleasure of working with several partners over this past year: Ripple Research, Next Century Cities, Dalberg, Digital Frontiers Institute, the World Economic Forum, and the Center for International Law and Governance, and the Leir Institute at The Fletcher School.
We're particularly lucky to work with the creative minds at SunnySideUp, our design firm, who add life to our charts and visual presence. We're thankful for our colleagues at Tufts University, who spark holiday cheer year-round and are some of our most
enthusiastic cheerleaders. We're extremely proud and appreciative of all our immensely talented student analysts, who bring their intellectual curiosity and analytical smarts to improve our work.
Finally, we are grateful for you—the readers of our work—for cheering us on. You share our work widely, engage with our research deeply, and help us achieve change. We hope that you too have learned a great deal over the past year, and we look forward
to continuing to work with you and our partners toward realizing a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere.
Bhaskar Chakravorti Chair, Digital Planet
ANALYST OF THE MONTH
Undergraduate Research Analyst
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON
The AI for good project. Understanding the role of AI in the agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AN INSIGHT I DISCOVERED
There are multiple startups and projects in place around Sub-Saharan Africa to help increase crop yield through the use of AI, however, one of the biggest problems is being able to access funding so that AI can be provided to farmers across the country
and this doesn't just include giving them the technology but also helping adapt their farming ways to generate increased crop yield.
I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT
Using data analysis to formulate macroeconomic policy that can help support the world creating a brighter future.