Based on a case study in Indonesia, these charts illustrate how privacy-compliant human mobility data – such as mobile phone and GPS information – can provide rapid information to understand the impact of a disaster and how best to respond.
Madhavi Pundit is Senior Economist in the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank. She contributes to economic monitoring, analysis, and research for the Asian Development Outlook. Her research areas are nowcasting, business cycles, economic policy, and applied econometrics with a focus on developing and emerging economies. She leads a Technical Assistance on Nowcasting and Disasters - Impact-Based Forecasting and Socioeconomic Monitoring.
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