Visibility in the world's hardest-to-see places
Premise blends modern technology with human intelligence to map reality on the ground.
OUR TECHNOLOGY
We believe technology can answer massive global questions.
QUERY
Decision-makers identify questions to answer
SCHEDULE
Contributors are deployed to collect images and data
OPTIMIZE
Machine learning algorithms monitor data streams in real-time, refining sampling design
ANALYZE
Campaigns are monitored at scale, surfacing patterns in the data and layering predictive analytics
DISCOVER
Indices, condition reports, maps and data feeds are published in real-time, layered with
contextualization to show human impact
OUR CAPABILITIES
INDEX
MAP
VERIFY
INDEX
Conduct econometric, modeling and market research to build indicators tracking real-time inflation, market activity and brand performance over time:
  • What are the commercial construction trends across Mexico City?
  • How have spending choices changed across rural Tanzania?
  • Which staples are driving food price spikes in Brazil?
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MAP
Locate and categorize points of interest on the ground, including small businesses, infrastructure and social services:
  • What is current market pricing across all gas stations in Brazil?
  • Where is election signage posted across Delhi; has it been defaced?
  • Which homes are electrified in a regional city in sub-Saharan East Africa?
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VERIFY
Test hypotheses in the market about business and competitive dynamics, and social and economic impact:
  • Which promotions are running in Indonesian telecom shops; do prices match brand guidelines?
  • Is aid being delivered on time in Monrovia and to the correct set of clinics?
  • Are shelves stocked with the right product in Hanoi? What about the competitor’s share of shelf and price?
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OUR STORIES
Explore the grid below to learn more about what we do.
Diverging price trends in Kano and Lagos, Nigeria, during Ramadan
The entry form to Liberia when Premise’s Nicholai Lidow recently visited
A complex economic picture in India: the confluence of drought, new economic policies, and poor food storage infrastructure
A currency exchange in Monrovia, Liberia
FAO Paper: Premise food data predicts trends up to 25 days in advance
A comparison of flooding from Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines taken four days and two blocks apart
Abating the spread of Ebola by tracking sanitary infrastructure across Monrovia, Liberia
CASE STUDY
Iguala, Mexico: "We are imprisoned, abducted and killed. And still you want us to be silent?"
Premise’s Coca-Cola Index a bellwether for inflation in economies around the world
Helping investors bring electricity to the first mile in sub-Saharan Africa
CASE STUDY
The New Normal: Ebola’s impact on food prices in Monrovia, Liberia
Political poster wars during the presidential election in Brazil in October 2014
Barricades from the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, fall 2014
Gallons of diesel for sale in Monrovia, Liberia, to power generators
Piercing the grey market veil obscuring how products trade across Vietnam
CASE STUDY
Standard Chartered: Tracking the cost of feeding 200 million people in Nigeria and Ghana
CASE STUDY
Bloomberg: Pioneering alternative economic indicators in key global markets
CASE STUDY
Falling oil prices have devastated access to basic goods and staples in Caracas, Venezuela
WHY PREMISE
GLOBAL
Access wherever you need it
PRECISE
Down to the grain
RIGOROUS
Connecting the micro to macro
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