Big Data Climate Challenge winners show how big data can drive climate action

By Sara Cornish Sep 2, 2014
The winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge have been announced as part of the buildup to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York....
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New Introductory Guide on Big Data for Development

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Jul 16, 2013
 Thanks to attention in the mainstream media, the phrase “big data” is becoming well-known, and is beginning to be discussed more frequently among development practitioners and...

Global Pulse Recognized as 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

By Global Pulse Jun 4, 2013
  Washington, DC, 4 June 2012 - UN Global Pulse has been named by the Computerworld Honors Program as a 2013 Laureate.  The program, founded in 1988 by International Data Group (IDG) and...

Wanted: A Data Revolution

By Jenny Poole May 31, 2013
  The newly released report by the High Level Panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to advise on the global development agenda after the 2015 millennium development goals (MDGs),...

Data Philanthropy: Where Are We Now?

By Andreas Pawelke and Anoush Rima Tatevossian May 8, 2013
  The conversation around Data Philanthropy - a term which describes a new form of partnership in which private sector companies share data for public benefit - has advanced on four...

Winning Research from the Data 4 Development Challenge

By Jennifer Poole May 6, 2013
The winners of the Data for Development challenge - an international research challenge using a massive anonymized dataset provided by telecommunications company Orange - were announced at the NetMob...

Happy to announce we are recruiting

By Robert Kirkpatrick May 2, 2013
Yesterday at the Data for Development Challenge at the NetMob 2013 Conference, we heard from some of the brightest minds in data science, representing a community that is frankly brimming with...