Global Pulse

Ever more people worldwide have access to mobile phones and the internet. This data forms the basis of the UN’s Global Pulse project.

Ever more people worldwide have access to mobile phones and the internet. This digitalisation creates as a by-produce a huge volume of data containing important information on people’s well-being. This data forms the basis of the UN’s Global Pulse project. In Global Pulse labs in Jakarta, New York and Kampala, UN institutions work alongside governments and NGOs to find ways of applying data analysis to development work. Alongside the research and development of new indicators to measure the well-being of a society, Global Pulse also works in partnership with companies and organisations that have the necessary analytical expertise needed for big data. Global Pulse wants to show the participants of development work (governments, NGOs) in a quicker and more direct way what’s happening where and how.

Real Time

Life is speeding up, and communication has to keep pace. NGOs are increasingly under pressure to report and react in real time.

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Open Data

Making data useful for the greatest possible number of people.

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Measurement

Impact measurement – not to prove but to improve. Funders want to know what their social investments is achieving.

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Big Data for Good

Daily life is being digitised and recorded, the result is a vast mass of data.

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