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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Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

Global Pulse's Annual Report 2014 highlights big data innovation projects carried out over the past year, and new milestones in the evolution of a "big data for development" ecosystem.

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A feasibility study was conducted by Pulse Lab Jakarta on the use of real-time information from social media during forest and peat fires haze events to support emergency response management in Indonesia.

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Data For Good – The Challenge of Combining all that Data

We need is a way forward that makes it feasible for companies committed to advancing social good to donate their data in a way that is safe, simple and smart.

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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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Big Data for Development in Action: the Global Pulse Project Series

Miguel Luengo-Oroz Jul 9, 2015
The Global Pulse Project Series showcases data innovation projects carried out with our partners across the network of Pulse Labs in New York, Jakarta and Kampala. The projects have been documented...

Winners of the Big Ideas Competition for Urban Issues Announced

Yulistina Riyadi Jul 7, 2015
In May we launched the Big Ideas Competition for Asia Urban Issues Using Data Innovation. Following a four week sprint, we received 208 proposals from data innovators based in India, Indonesia, Korea...

Guest Post: Data For Good, Challenges of Combining all that Data

Guest Post by JoAnn Stonier Jun 18, 2015
This guest post was written by JoAnn C. Stonier, EVP/Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer for MasterCard Worldwide. She has been recognized as an expert in the field of financial...

Winners of Data Innovation Mini Grants Announced

Mellyana Frederika Jun 3, 2015
Some months ago, Pulse Lab Jakarta and UNDP announced a call for entries for Data Innovation Mini Grants to help the Government of Indonesia in providing more effective services to its citizens.We...

Data Innovation Competition for Asia Urban Issues: Call for Submissions

Yulistina Riyadi May 20, 2015
The ‘Big Ideas Competition for Asia Urban Issues Using Data Innovation’ is live!The Korean MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) is looking for students who are passionate...

Improving Data Privacy and Data Security in ICT4D: Event Recap

Jennifer Poole May 14, 2015
On Friday May 8th, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on data privacy and security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events about the Nine Principles for...