Review of Annual Activities, Progress, Lessons Learnt as an Innovation Driver and Ecosystem Catalyst

Operational Data Visualisation, Data Analytics and Innovation Tools Combining Multiple Datasets

Synopses of Research Conducted Detailing Background, Approach, Analysis and Recommendations

Anecdotes and Inspiration Gathered During Human Centered, Social Research From the Field

Collection of Academic Submissions, Technical Reports, Conference Papers and the like Outlining Research Framework and Analysis

Tangible Prototypes Designed to Test Concepts, Support and Complement Data-Driven Decision-Making Processes

Technical Report Research Dive 7: AI and Machine Learning for Estimating Poverty

The Government of Indonesia has made significant progress in reducing poverty over the pas...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 6 : Urban & Regional Development

The challenges in urban area are manifold, and are especially intertwined in the areas of education,&nb...  | 

Pulse Lab Jakarta 2017 Annual Report

2017 marked the end of the initial five-year phase of Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ). One of the biggest highlights of the year was the incre...  | 

Big Data for Financial Inclusion, Examining The Customer Journey

Pulse Lab Jakarta collaborated with the UNCDF Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) prog...  | 

Inferring Commuting Statistics from Social Media in Greater Jakarta

In this paper, we test how the locational information from social media on mobile devices can r...  | 

Cyclone Monitoring (CycloMon)

CycloMon is an analytics and visualisation platform Pulse Lab Jakarta developed to monitor social response before/during/after tropical cyclo...  | 

Using Big Data Analytics for Improved Public Transport

Pulse Lab Jakarta collaborated with Jakarta Smart City on a project to enhance transport planning and operational de...  | 

Pulse Stories 5: Setting Sail

Together with Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG), we conducted a human-centred design research to take a look in...  | 

Better Understanding Public Bus Passenger Behaviors in Jakarta

In this study, we investigate the hidden travel patterns of regular TransJakarta passengers and how ex...  | 

National Dashboard

Pulse Lab Jakarta explored the contribution of advanced data analytics to local government decision-making by developing a national dashboard. ...  | 

Pulse Stories 4: Let’s Get Down To Business

The Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) and Pulse Lab Jakarta recently teamed up to conduct a stu...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 5: Transportation

Building a sustainable transportation system is no longer just a priority for megacities; it has become integral for all m...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 4: Trade Competitiveness

The Indonesia Government is taking steps to improve national industrial competitiveness to ensure continued economi...  | 

Navigating the Terrain: A Toolkit for Conceptualising Service Design Projects

The purpose of this toolkit is to guide development organisations and governments in navigati...  | 

International Conference of Data Revolution for Policy Makers - Proceeding

Hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Badan Perencanaan Pembanguna...  | 

Pulse Stories 3: Too Cool for School

We immersed ourselves in the lives of school pupils, dropouts, and educators to understand the educational experiences in a district w...  | 

Urban Vulnerability Mapping Toolkit

This toolkit captures the Urban Poor Consortium's method for urban vulnerability mapping, a participatory approach to data collection, ...  | 

Platform for Real-time Information and Situation Monitoring (PRISM)

Building on our tool for assisting vulnerable populations during droughts in Indonesia, we te...  | 

From Urban Data Collection to Urban Design: A Guide to Participatory Approaches Around the Globe

Hot on the heels of the Urban Vulnerability Mapping Toolkit and connected ...  | 

2017 Data Revolution for Policy Makers Conference

The Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) and Pulse Lab Jakarta, in c...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 3: Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals

From 12th to 15th March, Pulse Lab Jakarta hosted its third research dive, bringing together...  | 

Pulse Lab Jakarta Annual Report 2016

This report provides an overview of the work of Pulse Lab Jakarta in 2016, which we hope to build on further for an even more exciting...  | 

Translator Gator: Crowdsourcing Translation of Development Keywords in Indonesia

Pulse Lab Jakarta developed Translator Gator, a people-powered language game that creates ...  | 


The platform provides integrated map-based visualisations that show the extent of drought-affected areas, the impacts on markets, and the coping strategies a...  | 

Haze Gazer, Crisis Analysis and Visualisation Tool

Pulse Lab Jakarta, in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia, developed ‘Haze Gazer,’ a crisis analy...  | 

Nowcasting Food Prices

Protecting vulnerable groups within the population is one of the top priorities for the Government of Indonesia, especially since the severe food pr...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 2: Image Mining for Disaster Management

On 13-16 November 2016, Pulse Lab Jakarta organised a Research Dive on Image Mining for Disaster Man...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 1: Natural Language Processing for Sustainable Development

The Research Dive took place at Pulse Lab Jakarta on 22-23 July 2016, and carried...  | 

Pulse Lab Jakarta Annual Report 2015

2015 was an eventful year for Pulse Lab Jakarta. The broader data innovation ecosystem within which the Lab operates has grown from a ...  | 

Haze Gazer

Functioning as a crisis analysis and visualisation tool, Haze Gazer provides real-time insights on the locations of fire and haze hotspots; the strength of haze...  | 

Pulse Stories 2: Mother’s Love

Pulse Lab Jakarta, with the support of DFAT, recently teamed up with the TRANSFORMASI initiative to deliver a couple of health servic...  | 

Pulse Stories 1: Haze and Confused

For our first edition, we take you to Pontianak, a city in West Kalimantan that was severely affected by forest-fire haze at the time of...  | 

Feasibility Study: Crowdsourcing High-Frequency Food Price Data in Rural Indonesia

This feasibility study used crowdsourcing to track commodity prices in near real-time in...  | 

Mining Citizen Feedback Data for Enhanced Local Government Decision-Making

In this project, Pulse Lab Jakarta explored the contribution of advanced data analytics to local...  | 

Improving Professional Training In Indonesia With Gaming Data

Pulse Lab Jakarta partnered with Kompak, a partnership of the Governments of Australia and Indonesia to reduc...  | 

Feasibility Study: Identifying Trends in Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace In Social Media

In collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Co...  | 

Feasibility Study: Supporting Forest and Peat Fire Management Using Social Media

A feasibility study was conducted by Pulse Lab Jakarta on the use of real-time information...  | 

Nowcasting Food prices in Indonesia using Social Media Signals

This project explored how Twitter data can be used to ‘nowcast’ or provide real-time food prices...  | 


Pulse Lab Jakarta is grateful for the generous support from the Government of Indonesia, the Government of Australia and UN Development Operations Coordination Office.


Our partners include players from the private and public sectors, such as the Government of Indonesia, UN agencies, foreign governments, data philanthropy partners, and civil society organisations. PLJ is grateful for the support of all our partners and wide range of stakeholders that enable us to experiment with new methods and seek creative solutions to complex problems.

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