Global Pulse Project Series

The Global Pulse Project Series is a collection of case studies of 20 data innovation projects covering global issues ranging from public health to climate change, food security to employment.

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Guide to Data Innovation for Development

UNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to integrate new sources of data into development and humanitarian work. Entitled A Guide to Data Innovation for Development - From idea to proof-of-concept,’ this publication was developed by practitioners for practitioners.

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Bid Data and the SDGs

How data analytics can support monitoring and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Big Data for Development and Humanitarian Action Report

We are now pleased to publish a brief report on the selected issues and recommendations related to the use of big data in development and humanitarian contexts. 

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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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UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects

Global Pulse Dec 7, 2016
A how-to resource for development practitioners to help advance data innovation efforts for the Sustainable Development GoalsUNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to...

“Big Data for Development and Humanitarian Action: Towards Responsible Governance” Report

Mila Romanoff and Siobhan O'Shea Dec 5, 2016
In 2014, Global Pulse established a Data Privacy Advisory Group comprised of experts from public and private sector, academia and civil society from around the world. The members of the Privacy...

10 big data science challenges facing humanitarian organizations

Miguel Luengo Oroz Nov 25, 2016
This article was originally published in the UN's refugee agency UNHCR Innovation website: data refers to the...

Engaging to build data innovation capacity in Africa

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Nov 3, 2016
A post by Pulse Lab Kampala manager Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis on the Lab's research, policy and advocacy activities. Encouraging a growing community of practice Since Pulse Lab Kampala...

Global Pulse Data Innovation Events - Recap

Felicia Vacarelu and Anoush Rima Tatevossian Sep 29, 2016
On the first anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs, the need for a data revolution is widely understood and public sector demand for new data sources, new tools and new approaches is growing. At...

Twitter and UN Global Pulse Announce Data Partnership

Anoush Rima Tatevossian Sep 23, 2016
(Friday 23 September, New York) Twitter and UN Global Pulse today announced a partnership that will provide the United Nations with access to Twitter’s data tools to support efforts to achieve...