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Real-time Data for Faster Decision Making in Times of Crisis 1

Real-time Data for Faster Decision Making in Times of Crisis

Real-time data can accelerate governments’ understanding of a disaster’s impact, as well as the urgent needs of a population much faster than traditional emergency data sources. The immediate days following a sudden onset emergency are typically focused on crucial decision making about the scope of impact, location of the most vulnerable and resource allocation. Following …

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Putting People’s Voices at the Centre of Development Using Big Data Analytics 2

Putting People’s Voices at the Centre of Development Using Big Data Analytics

A wide range of consultations has taken place in Uganda to review the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and developing the Post-2015 national development agenda. In support of the process, Pulse Lab Kampala has developed a technical toolkit and interactive dashboard to further incorporate the “voices of the people” into the …

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Analyzing Attitudes Towards Contraception & Teenage Pregancy Using Social Data 3

Analyzing Attitudes Towards Contraception & Teenage Pregancy Using Social Data

Pulse Lab Kampala and UNFPA collaborated on a project to explore the use of real-time digital data to understand debate among Ugandans on contraception and teenage pregnancy, and to analyse perceptions towards different types of contraception. The project resulted in a real-time interactive dashboard that analyses public Facebook posts and data from UNICEF’s U-report (a …

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Understanding Public Perceptions of Immunisation Using Social Media 4

Understanding Public Perceptions of Immunisation Using Social Media

This project examined how analysis of social media data could be used to understand public perceptions on immunisation. In collaboration with the Ministry of Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO) in Indonesia, Pulse Lab Jakarta filtered tweets for relevant conversations about vaccines and immunisation. Findings included identification of …

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Food and Nutrition Security Monitoring and Analysis Systems: A Review of Five Countries 5

Food and Nutrition Security Monitoring and Analysis Systems: A Review of Five Countries

The World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) undertook several steps to enhance their food security and nutrition monitoring capacities in response to the high commodity food and fuel process and global financial crises. Since the onset of the global crises, both WFP and UNICEF have significantly contributed to country-wide initiatives …

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Monitoring Household Coping Strategies During Complex Crises 6

Monitoring Household Coping Strategies During Complex Crises

With support through Global Pulse’s “Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Fund,” United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) undertook a study to determine the household coping mechanisms during times of crisis, specifically during the global financial crisis. UNDP and UNICEF examined coping strategies by drawing on on-going surveys that documented the impact …

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Real-time monitoring of vulnerable populations coping with crises

UNICEF is currently working to strengthen real-time monitoring in 8 countries to better track how vulnerable populations are coping with crisis. Each country is assessing current information networks in their country; working with local and national governments to imbed the project in national information structures; developing a set of indicators from which a common indicators …

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