Welcome to the repository of Global Pulse’s ongoing and past work. Find out more about our various collaborations and research projects and experiments analyzing contextual and digital data to gain a real-time understanding of changes in human well-being.


Using Twitter To Measure Global Engagement on Climate Change

PARTNER: UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team PROGRAMME AREA: Climate & Resilience SUMMARYGlobal Pulse developed a real-time social media monitor to measure... Read More

Using Twitter Data to Analyse Public Sentiment on Fuel Subsidy Policy Reform in El Salvador

PARTNER: The World BankPROGRAMME AREA: Economic WellbeingSUMMARYIn 2011, El Salvador made policy reforms to a national subsidy on propane gas, causing widespread public disaffection and a series of... Read More
Africa / New York Lab

Using mobile phone data and airtime credit purchases to estimate food security

Partners: UN World Food Programme (WFP), Université Catholique de Louvain, Real Impact AnalyticsSummary:This study assesses the potential use of mobile phone data as a proxy for food security... Read More
Brazil / Latin America and the Caribbean / Research / New York Lab

Social Media for Remote Monitoring and Detection of HIV in Brazil

Partners:UNAIDS, Brazilian Ministry of HealthSummary:Global Pulse is working with UNAIDS to support the assessment of HIV prevention, reduction of stigma and discrimination through analysis of social... Read More
Africa / Kampala Lab

Analyzing Attitudes Towards Contraception Using Social Data

 Project Partners:UNFPA Uganda, UNICEF Summary:In Uganda teenage pregnancy is at a high level of 24%, additionally young women aged 15-24 are a high risk group for contracting HIV. ... Read More
Asia / Indonesia

Nowcasting food prices in Indonesia using social media signals

 Project microsite:nowcasting.unglobalpulse.orgPartners:Indonesian Ministry of National Planning and Development (Bappenas) and UN World Food Programme (WFP)Summary:Food security is an... Read More
Asia / Jakarta Lab

Understanding Public Perceptions of Immunisation Using Social Media

 Project Partners: Pulse Lab Jakarta, UNICEF Indonesia, WHO Indonesia, Indonesian Ministry of Health Summary:Pulse Lab Jakarta is collaborating with WHO, UNICEF, Bappenas and the... Read More
Europe / Global

Online Signals for Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Global Pulse is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) exploring how risk factors (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, diet and physical activity) of non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer,... Read More
Latin America and the Caribbean / Mexico / Research

Using Mobile Phone Activity For Disaster Management During Floods

 Partners:Telefonica Research, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), UN World Food Programme - Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, Digital Strategy Coordination Office of the President of... Read More
Asia / Indonesia / Jakarta Lab

Mining Indonesian Tweets to Understand Food Price Crises

DescriptionThe objective of this research project was to monitor Twitter conversations in Indonesia to understand how conversation volume trends relate to world events. In particular, this project... Read More