United Nations Development Programme

For The United Nations Global Pulse Lab Kampala Program

Overview
Pulse Lab Kampala uses big data (as collected from cellphones, satellites, and social media) and data analytics to better understand and address development challenges. Pulse Lab partners scholars from African and Western universities, as well as private sector data providers in its work. Pulse Lab’s priority focus is to bring the data innovations that emerge from these technical partnerships into practical use by government officials. To this end, Pulse Lab invests in lasting relationships with African government actors to understand and address their priority policy, program, and capacity questions. Over time, Pulse Lab Kampala aims to help governments move beyond pilot data projects, to more systematic use of big data for decision making. To this end, it works to strengthen the responsible data privacy and protection frameworks in the African region, catalyze the adoption of big data for official statistics, and strengthen an emerging African community of practice around public-good applications of privately held data.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of consultation efforts on the "data revolution" within the post-2015 development agenda  
The United Nations Development Programme is the lead agency responsible for organizing consultations and generating analyses that will inform the post-2015 development agenda. This grant would support background analyses and a major international meeting on the data requirements for implementing and monitoring progress toward the post-2015 development goals. In particular, this grant would enable the participation of experts from the Global South, including many Hewlett Foundation grantees and think tank scholars.
for support of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda  
This is a supplemental grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the direction of the Secretary-General, UNDP is convening a high-level panel consisting of representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, civil society, and youth to advise on the global development agenda at the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goal time frame. This grant will support the research, outreach, and operations teams and provide funding for international meetings to inform the high-level panel recommendations. These recommendations will serve as the framework for goals to be agreed upon by U.N. member states by 2015.
for support of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda  
Under direction of the Secretary-General, the United Nations Development Programme UNDP is convening a high-level panel consisting of representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, civil society, and youth to advise on the global development agenda at the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goal time frame. This grant will support the research, outreach, and operations teams and with provide funding for international meetings to inform the high-level panel recommendations. These recommendations will serve as the framework for goals to be agreed upon by U.N. member states by 2015.

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