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Introducing Innovation in the Public Sector: Experience from the Philippines

In our quest to understand how Labs can be used to inspire innovation in the public sector, we are interviewing practitioners who are spearheading innovation initiatives in the respective government (see here for insights from at a public sector innovation labs gathering we attended in Toronto earlier this year ). In this interview, we turned …

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Sifting Through, and Making Sense of, Big Social Data

Global Pulse is very pleased to officially announce a data philanthropy partnership with DataSift – a social data platform that enables aggregation and filtering of social media posts to extract insights. DataSift is partnering with us to provide access to its platform to enable ongoing R&D to learn how social data can provide insights on …

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Some reflections on the analytical challenges in big data

This article is part of a special Global Pulse Guest Blogger Series: “Data Mining for Development: Methodological Innovations & Challenges.” Sriganesh Lokanathan leads LIRNEasia‘s research on Big Data for Development.  He is responsible for developing partnerships as well as the big data analytics needed to harness mobile network big data to answer broad questions related to human development. This …

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Want a development data revolution? How about giving staff more autonomy?

A recent presentation I gave at the World Bank on becoming a data smart development organization provided me with a good excuse to revisit Nesta’s report on the “Rise of the Datavores”. The report, which is soon to be followed by a new piece of research,  revealed how only a small minority of UK businesses …

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Can social media analytics provide insights relevant for communicable diseases control in Indonesia?

CASE STUDY: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)   What is MERS CoV? Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The virus appears to be circulating widely throughout the Arabian Peninsula. All recent cases that have been reported outside …

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Using Digital Tools for Disease Surveillance: Mapping Innovations

Can data innovation provide new insights into rabies and avian influenza outbreaks in Indonesia? This is what we are currently exploring at Pulse Lab Jakarta together with the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases. For both avian influenza and rabies, strong surveillance is essential so that there can be an informed and appropriate response (more …

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Interview with organizer of #HackJak: a hackathon in Jakarta Indonesia

The #HackJak hackathon, happening this weekend, is the first of this type of event using data opened up by the Local Government of Jakarta. The hackathon is in collaboration with Southeast Asia Technology and Transparency Initiative (SEATTI),  Jakarta's local government, the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight, DailySocial and the World Wide Web …

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