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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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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Big Data for Development and Humanitarian Action Report

We are now pleased to publish a brief report on the selected issues and recommendations related to the use of big data in development and humanitarian contexts. 

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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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UN Global Pulse Hosts Big Data for Development Session at the UN World Data Forum

Felicia Vacarelu Jan 19, 2017
On Monday, 16 January 2017, UN Global Pulse hosted a session on ‘Big Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ during the inaugural UN World Data Forum.This week, government...

Data Innovation Mini Grants: Results and lessons learned after one year

Andrew Thornley and Derval Usher Jan 16, 2017
*Andrew Thornley works for The Asia Foundation, and Derval Usher is the Manager of Pulse Lab Jakarta.In 2015, Pulse Lab Jakarta hosted  a Data Innovation Mini Grant competition to promote a...

Building a Big Data Research Agenda in Indonesia for 2017

Dikara Alkarisya and Zakiya Pramestri Dec 16, 2016
Pulse Lab Jakarta recently hosted a research workshop on the data revolution for sustainable development in Indonesia. The event brought together an array of researchers and policy-makers from...

UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects

Global Pulse Dec 7, 2016
A how-to resource for development practitioners to help advance data innovation efforts for the Sustainable Development GoalsUNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to...

“Big Data for Development and Humanitarian Action: Towards Responsible Governance” Report

Mila Romanoff and Siobhan O'Shea Dec 5, 2016
In 2014, Global Pulse established a Data Privacy Advisory Group comprised of experts from public and private sector, academia and civil society from around the world. The members of the Privacy...

10 big data science challenges facing humanitarian organizations

Miguel Luengo Oroz Nov 25, 2016
This article was originally published in the UN's refugee agency UNHCR Innovation website: data refers to the...