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Pulse Lab Kampala: New Year, New Projects
By by Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis
Jan 25, 2015
Gathering data to inform policies has traditionally been a complex, time consuming and expensive process, often requiring researchers to choose between in-depth studies of small population...
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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