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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Data Science in Africa workshop wraps up

Data science has an important role to play in the 2030 Agenda. This is why, Pulse Lab Kampala continued the tradition started in 2015 and helped organize the second workshop on Data Science in Africa 2016.

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Winners of the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities Announced

Pulse Lab Jakarta announces the winners of the 2016 Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities. 

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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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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Data Science in Africa workshop looks at locally driven data projects to enable sustainable development

Pulse Lab Kampala Jul 7, 2016
Pulse Lab Kampala and partners from Makerere University (Uganda), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the Dedan Kimathi University Nyeri (Kenya), IBM Research Africa, the Uganda Communications...

Translator Gator: Phase I Wrap Up

Yulistina Riyadi & Imaduddin Amin Jun 30, 2016
UN Global Pulse recently finished the Phase I implementation of Translator Gator, a language game that builds taxonomies for research initiatives. Hundreds of people from across Indonesia engaged...

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

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 271 proposals from across...

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

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

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

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....