2017 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse

The 2017 Annual Report details exciting new explorations of big data and A.I. to advance the 2030 Agenda. 

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Data Privacy, Ethics and Protection

A Guidance Note on Big Data for Achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

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ECOSOC Partnership Forum Discusses Role of Big Data for the SDGs

The Forum consisted of a morning session dedicated to inclusive business models for public good, and an afternoon session moderated by Global Pulse that explored the role of big data to achieve the SDGs.

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Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible - New Report

UN Women and UN Global Pulse released a report looking at how big data analytics can help close the gender divide. 

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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New paper explores use of fintech to accelerate financial inclusion of micro-enterprises

Pulse Lab Jakarta Sep 7, 2018
Micro merchants — the small shop owners, street food vendors, and many others like them — make up the backbone of Indonesia’s economy, yet many of them are often excluded from...

UN Secretary-General Appoints Expert Panel On Digital Cooperation

Global Pulse Aug 15, 2018
On 12 July 2018, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres established a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.The panel was asked to contribute to the broader public debate on...

Ambulance Tracking Tool Helps Improve Coordination of Emergency Service Vehicles in Uganda

JoAnna Pollonais, Communications Consultant, Pulse Lab Kampala Aug 13, 2018
Too many people die due to delayed medical assistance every day in Uganda. This is despite government efforts to ramp up emergency pre-hospital care, which includes a more efficient and effective...

Transforming Diplomacy with Emerging Technologies and Approaches

Dwayne Carruthers, Communications Specialist, Pulse Lab Jakarta Jul 25, 2018
With the internet and digital technologies introducing new dimensions to diplomacy, these changes have not only presented new opportunities but also several challenges. How can governments leverage...

How Scanning the Airwaves Closes Health Service Gaps for People Living with HIV

JoAnna Pollonais, Communications Consultant, Pulse Lab Kampala Jul 2, 2018
An interview with Dr. Eddie Mukooyo, Chair of the Uganda AIDS Commission Board in the Office of the PresidentMany low-income Ugandans lack access to basic health information and services, especially...

2018 ECOSOC Partnership Forum Discusses Role of Big Data for the SDGs, Focuses on Inclusivity and Resilience

Josiane Toundzi, Policy and Inter-Agency Affairs Coordinator & Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Jun 25, 2018
Every year at the Partnership Forum, ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, hosts leaders from government, the UN, and the private and public sector, to share the latest innovations on how...