Make the UN Data-Driven (Assorted Projects)

July 16, 2012
UN Global Pulse

Photo by Flickr user Harshil.Shah

The UN Global Pulse is out to make the UN more data-driven.  UNGP acts as an intermediary for all of the data needs of groups within the United Nations.  Currently we are collecting projects to partner on with the UN, but previous DataDive projects together entailed studying low-altitude imagery of African crops to determine fertilizer effectiveness and analyzing the results of a global cellphone survey on happiness and wellbeing around the world.

Timeframe:  Variable
Skills Needed:  Statistical modeling, big data management (both in terms of strategies and tools), visualization

About The United Nations Global Pulse
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General, harnessing today's new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being. Global Pulse hopes to contribute a future in which access to better information sooner makes it possible to keep international development on track, protect the world's most vulnerable populations, and strengthen resilience to global shocks.

Global Pulse functions as an innovation laboratory, bringing together expertise from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private sector to research, develop, test and share tools and approaches for harnessing real-time data for more effective and efficient policy action.