Name Inventory of Mobile Phone Survey Projects
Source UN Global Pulse
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Description An inventory of present and planned mobile data collection projects. The use of mobile phones for quick-time data collection is proliferating around the world. To get a better understanding of the scale and scope of these new data collection efforts, the Global Pulse initiative partnered with, a global network of people using mobile technology for social change, to conduct a survey of present and planned mobile data collection efforts. The survey results helps identify new, quick-time data sources that could be valuable to the Global Pulse initiative as sources of structured data (that can be used within a statistical framework to detect early impacts and changing vulnerabilities) or unstructured/semi-structured data (that could be fed into text mining engines for detection of events and patterns of interest).
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Lead Institution UN Global Pulse
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Type Inventory
Potential for reuse Low
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Open source Yes
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Plug & Play N/A
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics N/A
Status Implemented
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  • Agriculture & Rural Development
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  • Education
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  • Environment
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  • Gender
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Poverty
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  • Social Protection & Labour
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  • Urban Development
  • Areas of technological innovation
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Data Management
    Private-Public Partnerships
    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Non-Official Statistics
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    Good practices displayed
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
    Manage consumers