Data Type: Mobile Data

Informing national statistics and managing disaster risks in Samoa 1

Informing national statistics and managing disaster risks in Samoa

Pulse Lab Jakarta, through its ongoing partnership with mobile network operator Digicel, set out to explore how operationalising mobile network data and financial transaction data can benefit the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as inform the implementation of frameworks for disaster risk reduction. The hypothesis for this research was developed during a field mission …

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Using Call Detail Records To Understand Refugee Integration In Turkey 2

Using Call Detail Records To Understand Refugee Integration In Turkey

For this project, UN Global Pulse, UNHCR Innovation, and the UNHCR country team in Turkey analysed anonymized Call Detail Records (CDRs) provided by telecom operator Turk Telecom to understand refugee integration in Turkey, which is one of the main solutions recognised by UNHCR. Integration is a complex and gradual legal, economic, social, and cultural process …

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Exploring the Potential of Mobile Money Transactions to Inform Policy 3

Exploring the Potential of Mobile Money Transactions to Inform Policy

The rapid growth of mobile money in Uganda is benefiting both micro and macroeconomic segments of the economy by complementing and improving the outreach of financial institutions across rural and urban areas. M-money usage has been growing exponentially since the service was first introduced in 2009. People use the service for domestic money transfers, to …

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Estimating Socioeconomic Indicators From Mobile Phone Data in Vanuatu 4

Estimating Socioeconomic Indicators From Mobile Phone Data in Vanuatu

Recent studies have shown that data from mobile phones, in particular from Call Details Records (CDR) and airtime credit purchases, can be used to understand socioeconomic conditions, especially in the absence of official statistics. This research is investigating the potential of mobile phone data to produce a set of proxies for education and household characteristics …

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Crowdsourcing Taxonomies to Inform Development and Humanitarian Action 5

Crowdsourcing Taxonomies to Inform Development and Humanitarian Action

Pulse Lab Jakarta launched Translator Gator in 2016, a language game to create text mining dictionaries for recognizing sustainable development-related conversations across ASEAN countries. In 2017, the Lab released Translator Gator 2 to test whether crowdsourcing can be used to inform disaster management efforts. In 2018, Pulse Lab Jakarta released all the data that was …

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Using Mobile Phone Data and Airtime Credit Purchases to Estimate Food Security 6

Using Mobile Phone Data and Airtime Credit Purchases to Estimate Food Security

This study assessed the potential use of mobile phone data as a proxy for food security and poverty indicators. It was conducted jointly with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and Real Impact Analytics (a Belgian data analytics company). Data extracted from airtime credit purchases (or “top-ups”) and mobile …

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Using Mobile Phone Activity For Disaster Management During Floods 7

Using Mobile Phone Activity For Disaster Management During Floods

Natural disasters affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide every year. Emergency response efforts depend on the availability of timely information, such the movement and communication behaviours of affected populations. As such, analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) collected by mobile phone operators reveal new, real-time insights about human behaviour during such critical events. In …

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Analysing Seasonal Mobility Patterns Using Mobile Phone Data 8

Analysing Seasonal Mobility Patterns Using Mobile Phone Data

Mobile phone data allows for the direct observation of population-scale mobility. In this study, the movements of populations in Senegal in 2013 were quantified using anonymised mobile phone data. Movement patterns among populations groups were extracted and visualised, which resulted in a series of mobility profiles from different regions of Senegal. These mobility profiles were …

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Mapping the Risk-Utility Landscape of Mobile Data for Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Action 9

Mapping the Risk-Utility Landscape of Mobile Data for Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Action

The goal of this project was to determine how insights from mobile data might be used to maximum effect in support of policy planning and crisis response with minimal risk to privacy. The project aimed to determine the impact that aggregating mobile data to protect privacy has upon the utility of the data for (i) …

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