The UN’s digital data site: global pulse

The UN has a digital data service called Global Pulse (thanks to Dan McQuillan for the link). There are lots of different attempts to use and visualise by-product digital data here. Here’s the description of the site:

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.

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