The Power of Big Data & Global Pulse Research (VIDEO)

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Jan 17, 2012
  How do you find indicators for changes human well-being in “big data”? How do you know which “digital signals” are relevant enough to warrant further investigation? These questions are at the...
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Improving Data Privacy and Data Security in ICT4D: Event Recap

By Jennifer Poole May 14, 2015
On Friday May 8th, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on data privacy and security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events about the Nine Principles for...

Guest Post: Mobile phone data analysis for disaster management

By David Pastor Escuredo and Alfredo Morales May 11, 2015
Alfredo Morales is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. David Pastor Escuredo is a Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (BIT / itdUPM). In 2014, they...

Reflections on UNFPA's Big Data Bootcamp

By René Clausen Nielsen Apr 27, 2015
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), recently convened a group of staff interested in big data. UNFPA is traditionally one of the more data-driven entities of the UN, and in his...

Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

By Jennifer Poole Apr 19, 2015
When the Global Pulse initiative was launched by the UN Secretary-General in late 2009, its mission to use real-time and other non-traditional data sources in development and humanitarian action was...