Research

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.

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 Health Summary:Global Pulse is working with UNAIDS to support the assessment of HIV prevention, reduction of stigma and discrimination through... 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 parental perceptions of immunisation in real-time

 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

Characterizing human behavior during floods through the lens of mobile phone activity

 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

Advocacy Monitoring through Social Data: Womens and Childrens Health

Project ObjectivesFirst of the short-term research projects resulting from Global Pulse’s recent call for research proposals, this analysis aimed at evaluating the impact of the Every Woman... Read More
Global / Research

Analyzing Online Content for Insight on Women and Employment in Indonesia

Project ObjectivesThe project aims to analyze online content (such as news articles, blogs, and social media) to gain new insight on public perceptions about women’s role in the workplace,... Read More

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