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Using big data to take the pulse on climate change

By Sara Cornish Sep 18, 2014
Global Pulse is pleased to launch a new interactive social media monitoring dashboard for exploring online conversations about climate change. This platform was developed in support of the UN Climate...
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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...

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...

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