Global Pulse Project Series

The Global Pulse Project Series is a collection of case studies of 20 data innovation projects covering global issues ranging from public health to climate change, food security to employment.

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Data for Climate Action Challenge is now open

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital launched an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change.

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Guide to Data Innovation for Development

UNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to integrate new sources of data into development and humanitarian work. Entitled A Guide to Data Innovation for Development - From idea to proof-of-concept,’ this publication was developed by practitioners for practitioners.

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Bid Data and the SDGs

How data analytics can support monitoring and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Translator Gator: A People-Powered Language Game for Disaster Response

Yulistina Riyadi and Felicia Vacarelu Apr 19, 2017
UN Global Pulse and partners are launching the second phase of people-powered language game “Translator Gator” in support of disaster management and humanitarian action. This year, the...

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital Announce Data for Climate Action Challenge Now Open for Entries

by Global Pulse Mar 9, 2017
Enabling Unprecedented Access to Data and Tools from Leading Companies to Generate New Climate SolutionsUN Global Pulse and Western Digital Corporation, a global leader in data storage...

New Vulnerability Monitoring Platform To Assist Drought-Affected Populations in Indonesia

By Anthea Webb and Derval Usher Feb 27, 2017
UN Global Pulse and the World Food Programme (WFP) recently developed a tool that can help gain insights on the extent of drought-affected areas, the impacts on food prices and the resilience of...

Announcing the Data Revolution for Policy Makers Conference

by UN Global Pulse Feb 3, 2017
UN Global Pulse, through Pulse Lab Jakarta,  will host the International Conference on Data Revolution for Policy Makers on 21 & 22 February 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Individuals are...

Scaling up Haze Gazer: an analysis and visualization tool for haze crisis management

Jong Gun Lee and Imaduddin Amin Jan 26, 2017
UN Global Pulse is pleased to share an update on Haze Gazer, a crisis analysis and visualization tool that provides real-time information on fire and haze hotspots in Indonesia.The tool, which was...

UN Global Pulse Data Innovation Events at #UNDataForum - Recap

Felicia Vacarelu Jan 25, 2017
The inaugural UN World Data Forum took place  in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-17 January 2017. The forum, which convened more than 1500 participants, aimed to spur the exchange of innovative...