OPI was born of the idea that with better information, governments can make better decisions. The world today has more information than ever before. Internet, radio, television, social networks, sensors- these sources create a great opportunity and challenge for governments and international organizations. How can they learn from this flood of data in order to improve their programs and public policies?
At OPI, we help them learn. We evaluate social problems using massive citizen participation campaigns and applying big data techniques. Through geo-spational mapping, video-surveys, social network mining, and the use of novel machine learning algorithms, we identify hidden points of failure in public policy and recommend actionable improvements.