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Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Strategic Advisor at the Digital Economy Policy Division (DE) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and an expert on communication infrastructures and services. 

She currently coordinates different aspects of the DEP's work related to the digital transformation, including cross-organisation collaboration related to data policy and governance. In her OECD career her work has been focused on telecommunications regulation and policy, including issues related to bridging rural digital divides, connecting SMEs, convergence and digitalization of the economy and society.

Previously, 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 develops research related to data for development, analysing aspects related to data as infrastructure, data in developing countries and the relationship between data 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


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.