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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Postal network’s global big data can be key to understanding nations’ wellbeing

Analyzing global flows of postal items in an international physical network can provide critical insights into measuring national development with big data.

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The Radio Content Analysis Tool

Pulse Lab Kampala launched the prototype of an innovative tool that analyzes public radio content from three Ugandan languages (Ugandan English, Acholi and Luganda) to help decision-makers align their strategies with the priorities of local communities. 

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Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities Kicks-Off

The competition is looking for data-driven solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on SDG 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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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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Winners of the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities Announced

By Yulistina Riyadi Jun 28, 2016
In early May Pulse Lab Jakarta launched the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities. Following a one month sprint, the competition received 278 proposals from across...

Analytics in real time can help monitor the quality of public service delivery

By Pulse Lab Kampala Jun 15, 2016
Pulse Lab Kampala is collaborating closely with the Ugandan government on various projects to monitor the quality of public service delivery in real-time as Uganda has prioritized monitoring and...

Postal network’s global big data can be key to understanding nations’ wellbeing

By UN Global Pulse Jun 3, 2016
Analyzing global flows of postal items in an international physical network can provide critical insights into measuring national development with big data, plugging the gaps where data from digital...

The Importance of Big Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development

By Robert Kirkpatrick May 31, 2016
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High Level Panel has called for a “data revolution” for sustainable development; such a revolution has already arrived in the private sector....

Mapping it out: four facilitation tools to help structure thinking about data projects

By George Hodge May 30, 2016
Global Pulse partners with governments, UN agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector on big data innovation projects, which often lead to the building of decision-support systems like...

The Future of Humanitarian Data in Focus at World Humanitarian Summit

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian May 20, 2016
The first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), will take place next week, on 23 - 24 May, in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 5,000 people, including political and business leaders, aid organisations and...

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