How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters

By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...
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Measuring the Information Society and Big Data

By Jenny Poole Dec 4, 2014
Government officials and ICT experts came together to discuss the future of ICT measurement and data analysis at the 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), held in Tbilisi,...

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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...