Pulse Lab Jakarta combines data science and social research to help make sense of our interconnected, interdependent, and complex world. The Lab is a joint initiative of the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia, via United Nations Global Pulse and the Ministry of National Development and Planning (Bappenas) respectively.
As the first innovation lab of its kind in Asia, Pulse Lab Jakarta is working to close information gaps in the development and humanitarian sectors through theadoption of Big Data, real-time analytics and artificial intelligence.
We want Big Data and artificial intelligence to be harnessed responsibly as public good. As part of the Global Pulse network (which also includes Pulse Lab New York and Pulse Lab Kampala), our mission is to accelerate the discovery and adoption of data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action.
Through its network of labs, UN Global Pulse provides three main services:
Drives exploratory research on new insights that can be gleaned from unconventional data sources.
Helps UN agencies, governments and development partners make better use of their data, and
Advocates for the ethical use of data and technological platforms in line with the protection of individual privacy
Using datasets drawn from mobile communications, remote sensing, social media, among others, we have generated insights for policy and practice on topics ranging from fuel subsidies to natural disaster.
Across our research projects, many of which are delivered alongside our partners, we rely on the expertise of our team of data scientists, data engineers, statisticians, policy specialists and ethnographers.