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

Insights and ideas from human centered, social research

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

Population Displacement Platform

Through a shared value partnership with mobile telecom Digicel, Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) over the past few years has investigated how pseud...  | 

Managing Information for Natural Disasters

Pulse Lab Jakarta recently launched its latest research prototype—an automated, open source platform that integrates multi...  | 

Pulse Stories: After Dark Report

After Dark: Encouraging Safe Transit for Women Travelling at Night was a research project conducted by Pulse Lab Jakarta in collabor...  | 


To complement the Indonesian Government’s data governance initiative known as Satu Data, Pulse Lab Jakarta alongside the Ministry of National Development Pl...  | 

Indonesia Financial Access Map

Pulse Lab Jakarta partnered with the Secretariat for National Council for Financial Inclusion (SNKI) to design an interactive geospatial map...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2018

The UN Global Pulse's Annual Report 2018 summarises exploratory research conducted by the Pulse Labs and presents solutions that wer...  | 

Annual Report 2018

From inclusive economic growth research to prototyping disaster response tools, our projects in 2018 took us to communities across Indonesia and th...  | 


Nicknamed DisasterMon, the current prototype features three data insight layers related to logistics planning, social media communication and socio-economic va...  | 

Academic Paper: Improving Traffic Safety Through Video Analysis in Jakarta, Indonesia

This project presents the results of a partnership with Jakarta Smart City (JSC) and ...  | 

Technical Report Research Dive 8: Financial Inclusion

To support the Government of Indonesia’s national strategy on financial inclusion, Pulse Lab Jakarta or...  | 

Stories of Change: Haze Gazer & Vampire

The Vulnerability Analysis Monitoring Platform for Impact of Regional Events (VAMPIRE) and Haze Gazer were conceived and de...  | 

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...  | 

Examining Customer Journeys at Financial Institutions in Cambodia

This study uses readily available big data from four Financial Service Providers (FSP) in Cambodia—...  | 

Academic Paper: Estimating the Quality of Crowdsourced Translations

In this paper, we attempt to crowdsource the translation of thousands of words and phrases related to d...  | 

Academic Paper: Nowcasting Air Quality

This paper investigates a method to nowcast the levels of air quality captured by photos shared on social media to better predict ha...  | 

Academic Paper: Big Data for Development Indicators and Social Policies

This paper provides a brief introduction of the fundamental aspects of big data, contextual to the ...  | 

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...  | 

Annual Report 2017

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 increased adoption of o...  | 

Indonesian SDG Monitoring Dashboard

The Government of Indonesia, recognising the ambitious scope of the 17 goals and 169 targets, has sought to explore the benefits of a d...  | 

Big Data for Financial Inclusion, Examining The Customer Journey

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

Academic Paper: Inferring Commuting Statistics from Social Media in Greater Jakarta

In this paper, we test how the locational information from social media on mobi...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2017

Throughout 2017, Global Pulse also spearheaded efforts to foster an enabling environment for data innovation. Global Pulse worked wi...  | 

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...  | 

Academic Paper: Better Understanding Public Bus Passenger Behaviors in Jakarta

In this study, we investigate the hidden travel patterns of regular TransJakarta passe...  | 

National Dashboard

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

Academic Paper: Social Media for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action

In this paper, we address the usage of Twitter data, specifically in the development and h...  | 

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...  | 

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 ...  | 

Academic Paper: Collaborative Translation to Better Listen to Citizen Feedback

In this paper, we share our lessons learned from a pilot project that collectively translate...  | 

The State of Mobile Data for Social Good Report

This report was produced by UN Global Pulse and the GSMA with support from Vital Wave Consulting. Appreciation goes to coll...  | 

International Conference on Data Revolution for Policy Makers - Proceeding

The Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) an...  | 

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...  | 

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 2017! ...  | 

Translator Gator: Crowdsourcing Translation of Development Keywords in Indonesia

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

Academic Paper: Education, Household and Expenditure from Mobile Data in Vanuatu

In this paper, we investigate how mobile phone datasets can be used to produce a set of pr...  | 


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...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2016

This year marked the first full year of implementation of the 15-year roadmap set for the development community by the 2030 Agenda. ...  | 

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development

This guide covers the project design phase from the earliest hint of a data innovation idea through the creation of a pr...  | 

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...  | 

Makassar Mobility Project Report

This study was commissioned by UNDP to get a glimpse into the mobility patterns in Makassar, Indonesia. This study is part of the ov...  | 

Translator Gator

UN Global Pulse recently finished the first phase of Translator Gator, a language game that builds taxonomies for research initiatives. Hundreds of people...  | 

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 specialist network...  | 

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...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2015

The year 2015 marked a major shift in the dimensions of international development. In an unprecedented, inclusive and open process, ...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2014

In 2014, Global Pulse consolidated itsexpertise in the emerging field of Big Datafor Development, assumed a highly visibleadvocacy r...  | 

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...  | 

UN Global Pulse’s Annual Report 2013

Our network of Pulse Labs is leveraging BigData to address wide-ranging topicsincluding food security, economic wellbeing,gender dis...  | 


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