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Emmanuel Letouzé is the co-founder and director of Data-Pop, a global alliance on Big Data and development co-created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and ODI, where he holds appointments, respectively, as a Fellow, a Visiting Scholar, and a Senior Research Associate. He is also a PhD Candidate in Demography at UC Berkeley, and a Non-Resident Adviser at IPI.

He is the author of Global Pulse's White Paper, “Big Data for Development: Challenges and Opportunities" and a regular contributor and speaker on the topic. He was the lead author of the 2013 and 2014 OECD Fragile States reports.

In 2006-09 he worked for UNDP in New York, on fiscal space, post-conflict economic recovery, and migration, and, in 2000-04, in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the French Ministry of Finance as a technical assistant in public finance and official statistics.

He is a graduate of Sciences Po (BA, 1999, MA, Economic Demography, 2000) and Columbia University SIPA (MA, 2006), where he was a Fulbright fellow. He is also a political cartoonist for various media outlets.