Independent Expert Advisory Group formed to advise UN Secretary-General on ‘Data Revolution’

By Global Pulse Sep 1, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The Group will advise the...
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Enhancing Public Policy Decision Making using Large-Scale Cell Phone Data

By Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinze Sep 4, 2012
 This article is part of a special Global Pulse Guest Blogger Series: “Data Mining for Development: Methodological Innovations & Challenges.” Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD is a...

When Lone Travelers Meet: A Story of the Private Sector and UN Global Pulse Partnership

By I-sah Hsieh Aug 22, 2012
  This guest blog post was written by I-sah Hsieh, Global Manager of International Development, SAS. Global Pulse worked with SAS on a project exploring unemployment through the lens of...

UNICEF Virtual Workshop on Big Data & Analytics

By Global Pulse Aug 3, 2012
  Last week, Global Pulse collaborated with UNICEF on a workshop about the utilization of big data to enhance programme planning and monitoring. More than 120 UNICEF staff from 12 country...

Discovering Global Socio Economic Trends Hidden in Big Data

By Giselle Lopez and Wayne St. Amand Jul 15, 2012
  This guest blog post was produced by Giselle Lopez and Wayne St. Amand of Crimson Hexagon. Global Pulse worked with Crimson Hexagon on a project exploring Twitter and Perceptions of Crisis...

“Data for Development” – An Open (Mobile) Data Challenge

By Global Pulse Jul 12, 2012
  Calling all researchers! “Data for Development” – an unprecedented open data challenge led by global telecommunications company France Telecom-Orange, in partnership with GSMA Development Fund...

Open Innovation at the UN: an interview with a Global Pulse data scientist

By Global Pulse Jun 30, 2012
In late 2011, Global Pulse completed a series of collaborative research projects exploring the utility of various new, digital data sources to answer traditional development related questions ("proof...