How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters

By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...
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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...

Data for Development (D4D) Challenge at Net Mob 2013

By Jennifer Poole May 1, 2013
For the first time, a big mobile telephony database has been anonymized and opened up to the international scientific community with research teams at some of the world’s best academic institutions...

Data Diving in Washington DC

By René Clausen Nielsen Apr 7, 2013
  130 volunteers from the DataKind network, several experts from international organizations and the team from Global Pulse swarmed the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC last month...