Each year, more people are experiencing humanitarian crises. According to UN-OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview for 2023, nearly 350 million people around the world are currently in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, a figure that’s 30 percent higher than in 2022. These are driven by global mega-trends, such as increases in forced displacement, conflict, political […]
In the 11 years since DataKind’s founding, we have been tackling the world’s biggest challenges with AI. In 2023, thanks to new and continuing support from our funding partners, DataKind was able to build up our data science and research teams, including new positions for product owners and a director of research, enabling us to
With support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, DataKind is advancing work in economic opportunity with a focus on financial inclusion. Worldwide, approximately 1.7 billion people are excluded from the formal economy. This includes people who are unbanked or who lack sufficient credit history to take advantage of financial services. While the unbanked are
Image above courtesy of The Commit Partnership Founded in 2012, The Commit Partnership (Commit) is a coalition of more than 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges and universities, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits) that work to solve Dallas County’s biggest systemic education challenges, including improving early childhood education, preparing and …
In the world of foster care, caseworkers play a critical role in making sure that children end up in permanent, safe homes. A caseworker is often a child’s main point of contact and source of security, so it can be extremely disruptive if children have to switch caseworkers. In a …
As part of National Volunteer Week 2016, we are profiling our DataCorps volunteers of projects past, present and future. These volunteers donate a whopping 5-10 hours a week over the course of several months to apply data science techniques that can help advance a social change organization’s mission.