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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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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Help Translate the Global Goals

Translator Gator, a new language game to support the Sustainable Development Agenda and develop a taxonomy of keywords to inform research. 

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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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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...

A Look at the Gender Distribution of Tweets about Global Development

Becky Band Jain and René Clausen Nielsen May 19, 2016
Moments after the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said, “these Goals are a blueprint for a better future. Now we must use the goals to transform the...

Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities Kicks-Off in Southeast Asia

Yulistina Riyadi May 2, 2016
The Government of the Republic of Korea, UNDP Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Global Pulse are happy to launch the 2016 Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities....

High-level panel discusses ways to harness data revolution inclusively & sustainably at UN General Assembly

Felicia Vacarelu Apr 22, 2016
(New York) More than 170 world leaders, UN officials, actors, and public and private sector partners gathered this week in New York for both a High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable...

Introducing the Radio Content Analysis Tool for Sustainable Development

Pulse Lab Kampala Apr 15, 2016
Pulse Lab Kampala today launched the prototype of an innovative tool that analyzes public radio content to help decision-makers align their strategies with the priorities of Ugandan communities. For...

World Health Day: 5 ‘Big Data for Public Health’ Projects

Felicia Vacarelu Apr 6, 2016
On 7th April, the world celebrates World Health Day, a day that draws worldwide attention to the importance of good health. Global Pulse is working on leveraging big data for public health through...

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