The “Data as a Development Issue” conference at the Elliott School of International Affairs will offer three panels on different economic development topics.

Economics and human rights experts will host a conference on data in economic development at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday.

The conference, organized in part by GW’s Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub and the Elliott School’s Institute for International Economic Policy, features three panels on topics like the effect data can have on economic growth and how countries can use data responsibly to govern. Event organizers said the conference will provide a platform for experts to discuss approaches to using data to bolster growth while protecting individuals’ privacy.

Susan Aaronson, the director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance

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