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Analyzing Attitudes Towards Family Planning in Uganda 1

Analyzing Attitudes Towards Family Planning in Uganda

The project resulted in a real-time interactive dashboard that analyses public Facebook posts and data from UNICEF’s U-report (a SMS-based polling system for Ugandan youth) for keywords related to contraception and teenage pregnancy. The dashboard allows for tracking of emerging and trending topics and perceptions related to family planning month by month.

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“A World That Counts”: UN Secretary-General’s Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution report

6 November 2014 (NEW YORK) – The Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) will meet with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon to hand over their report 'A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development' at 3.30 pm on Thursday 6th November. Download the executive …

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2014 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse 2

2014 Annual Report – UN Global Pulse

In 2014, Global Pulse consolidated its expertise in the emerging field of Big Data for Development, assumed a highly visible advocacy role, undertook numerous activities to advance the field, and built a substantial network of development and private sectors partners. Over 25 joint data innovation projects were implemented driven by more than 15 new data …

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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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Independent Expert Advisory Group formed to advise UN Secretary-General on ‘Data Revolution’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The Group will advise the Secretary-General on measures required to close data gaps and strengthen national statistical capacities in support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Group is also expected to assess …

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Analyzing Attitudes Towards Contraception & Teenage Pregnancy 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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Promoting Better Use of Data in Uganda

The relevance of data to enhance public service delivery cannot be overemphasized. Data is relevant for decision-making particularly with regards to defining needs, setting goals, planning interventions and evaluating progress.    In Uganda, the National Development Plan (2010/11-2014/15) noted that limited use and appreciation of statistics for policy design, formulation and development debates is one …

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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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