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Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst on Communications Infrastructure and Services at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (STI/CDEP) in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Her work is focused on telecommunications regulation and policy, including issues related to bridging rural digital divides, connecting SMEs, convergence and digitalization of the economy and society.

Previous to her current position, Lorrayne worked, at the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development (ITU). She holds a Master degree on Development Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland, and an International Relations bachelor degree from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.

Lorrayne is currently an affiliate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. At the Center, she will be working on issues related to Internet Health, Data Governance Fairness, Infrastructure Regulation, and to the relationship between Internet and economic growth.


Digital Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School

Can Data Become Part of a Development Strategy?

Data should become an enabler of new models of cooperative growth

Apr 2, 2019
Digital HKS

Big Data, Meager returns?

There is no easy fix to the asymmetries existing between developing and developed countries.

Nov 28, 2018


May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Data as Development

A Collaborative Workshop

This event follows an earlier workshop held in 2018 titled Big Data, Meager Returns? More

Oct 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Special Event: Big Data, Meager Returns?

A collaborative workshop on Fairness, Sustainability and Data for the Global South

A workshop on automation's promise and challenge for a different future, and the better governance models needed to include the understanding of data as a public asset. More