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36th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners: Recap & Reflections

By Mila Romanoff Oct 23, 2014
There is a wealth of data, or digital traces, being generated by people as they go about their daily lives in the 21st century - posting online, commenting on articles, making transactions, using...
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New Primer On Mobile Phone Network Data for Development

By Global Pulse Nov 5, 2013
We are pleased to publish ‘Mobile Phone Network Data for Development’, a primer on how analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) can provide valuable information for humanitarian and...

Exhibiting the Global Post-2015 Twitter Conversation

By René Clausen Nielsen Sep 30, 2013
Global Pulse has partnered with the UN Millennium Campaign on a novel project that aims to shed insight on which Post-2015 relevant topics are talked most about by people on social media around the...

Secretary-General's Forum on Millennium Development Goals: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact

By Global Pulse Sep 22, 2013
The 68th session of the General Assembly has started, with world leaders gathering in New York to discuss the most pressing humanitarian and development issues that citizens are facing. These include...

Searching for Digital Signals in Kenya

By Eva Kaplan Sep 3, 2013
 Global Pulse is currently working with USAID on a feasibility study to understand what social data can tell us about loans, and people’s access to finance in Kenya. To start, we...

Global Pulse Update Presentation at UN Headquarters

By Jenny Poole Jul 25, 2013
Global Pulse recently hosted an information session for United Nations colleagues to discuss and demonstrate the opportunities presented by Big Data and real-time analysis for global development and...

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...

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