Expert Advisory Group publishes report on ‘Data Revolution’

UN Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group report recommends a data revolution for sustainable development requires investment, innovation and leadership

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"Data Innovation for Policy Makers" Conference - November 2014

Indonesia’s Ministry of Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Pulse Lab Jakarta, the Knowledge Sector Initiative and UNDP Innovation Facility, to host International Conference On Data Innovation For Policy Makers in Bali.

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Mapping the Next Frontier of Open Data: Corporate Data Sharing

Help us map case studies and experiences of corporate data sharing, or "data philanthropy" experiences.

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Using big data to take the pulse on climate change

New interactive social media monitoring dashboard for exploring online conversations about climate change

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Meet the Global Pulse Donors

The Global Pulse initiative is generously supported through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, agencies and private foundations.

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Using twitter to get ground truth on floods: an interview with Floodtags founder Jurjen Wagemaker

Giulio Quaggiotto Nov 19, 2014
 You are a water engineer by background. How did you come up with the idea for Floodtags?As a water engineer, it has always been a great challenge to understand the situation on the ground (...

Establishment of Data Privacy Advisory Group

Global Pulse Nov 19, 2014
As attention to data privacy and protection continues to grow, Global Pulse is pleased to announce the establishment of a Data Privacy Advisory Group, that brings together public and private sector,...

What Digital Data Can Tell Us About Contraception and Teenage Pregnancy

Chris Lukolyo Nov 19, 2014
  The work of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uganda includes helping ensure that people have access to family planning and contraception to reduce STI's and unplanned...

"Data Innovation for Policy Makers" Conference to be held in Indonesia

Global Pulse Nov 12, 2014
As the recent report of the United Nations Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution noted, the data landscape for policy makers is rapidly changing. New technologies...

"A World That Counts": UN Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution report

Global Pulse Nov 6, 2014
6 November 2014 (NEW YORK) – The Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) will meet with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki...

36th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners: Recap & Reflections

Mila Romanoff Oct 23, 2014
There is a wealth of data, or digital traces, being generated by people as they go about their daily lives in the 21st century - posting online, commenting on articles, making transactions, using...