UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS IS INFORMATION EMPOWERING?
In this report, Feedback Labs, Omidyar Network and GlobalGiving unpack that process, drawing on hundreds of books, papers and real-life examples. Read the report
These are the key principles, based on the research and experience synthesized in this report, for understanding how the reinterpretation of information may—or may not—empower people to make their lives better. Read the full report.
The primary author of this report is Megan Campbell of Feedback Labs. Research was carried out by Keith Porcaro of SIMLab and Charlotte Ørnemark contributed to the case studies. Mari Kuraishi of GlobalGiving provided overall leadership for the project. Dennis Whittle of Feedback Labs contributed significant insights on content and structure. Support for the report was provided by Omidyar Network; we would like to acknowledge in particular the guidance and input provided by Jessica Kiessel, Masha Lisak, Roy Steiner and Mike Kubzansky.
An Advisory Panel comprised of experts from diverse fields provided invaluable guidance for the report. The Advisory Panel was comprised of Shaida Badiee, Zack Brisson, Harpinder Collacott, Damien de Walque, Duncan Edwards, Mizuko (Mimi) Ito, Jim Manzi, Bill Shapiro, Michael Silberman, Priyanka Singh and Banker White. David Bonbright, Michael Callen, Shawn Cole, Amb. Norm Eisen (ret.), Archon Fung, Leslie Groves, Frank Hauser, Stephen Kosack, Michael Norton, Doug Parkerson, Paolo de Renzio, Jean-Louis Sarbib and David Sasaki helped identify collaborators for this project.