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Maria da Graça Prado

Technology and Public Policy 2021 Fellow


Maria is a qualified lawyer working in the development sector with a focus on transparency and accountability issues. As a Senior Policy and Research Advisor at CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Maria focuses her efforts to understand how public infrastructure can help meet the SDGs and serve as a lifeline to individuals and communities.

Her project explores the use of geo-mapping as a guiding tool to improve infrastructure planning, particularly when crossed with demographic data and population needs, serving to red flag biases and inequalities in the distribution of infrastructure, and helping policymakers to design and deliver inclusive infrastructure that leaves no-one behind.

Fellowship project: Using Geo-mapping Technologies to Improve Public Infrastructure Planning