Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Data for Venezuela through the BetterTogether Challenge

The BetterTogether Challenge, also known as JuntosEsMejor, was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter American Development Bank in October of 2019 as a means of crowdsourcing ways to address the problems facing the crisis in Venezuela. The man-made political, social and economic crisis ongoing in Venezuela continues to result in

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Research Fundamentals: 7 Basic Survey Terms You Need to Know

As with most industries, there is a lot of special terminology and jargon that gets thrown around, especially when it comes to surveys. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to brush up your knowledge or just starting out your career in research, here are seven commonly used terms you should know. Free Download: The

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A Revealing Analysis of the Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia

For most of July, Ethiopia experienced a nationwide internet shutdown. The shutdown began on June 30, following protests in response to the murder of Haacaaluu Hondessa, on June 29. Haacaaluu was one of Ethiopia’s biggest music stars and a prominent Oromo activist. He used his music to highlight Oromo marginalization, historical injustice and advocate for

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Is Your Organization Complying with COVID-19 Regulations?

COVID-19 has caused widespread changes to the retail and restaurant industry. For businesses that are dealing with new guidelines and recommendations to keep customers and employees safe, it can be hard to ensure that every business location is taking the same precautions.  Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot happening around mask

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Yemen’s Other War: How COVID-19 is Impacting Life in Yemen

Since 2015, the Yemen Civil War has led to the displacement of over 3.6 million people, resulted in 24 million people (or 80 percent of the population) needing some form of humanitarian assistance, and led to the fracturing of the healthcare system, leaving it less equipped to deal with large-scale outbreaks of cholera, and more

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The Premise 2020 Hackalong

Most people have heard of a hackathon, generally thought of as a design like sprint in which a group of people comes together to solve a specific problem, but since we do things a little differently at Premise our SVP Operations Dave Bischof decided to create the Premise Hackalong.  Dave said that “During a time

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More Americans Embrace Mask Use, Distancing as U.S. Cases Continue Rising

While many countries have successfully “flattened the curve” in the fight against COVID-19, allowing them to slowly reopen businesses and resume limited tourism, the situation in America is far worse. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has continued to skyrocket, setting single-day records multiple times in the past few weeks, including back-to-back days

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Mask Madness: Coronavirus Confrontations Escalate Across U.S.

Certainly Americans are feistier when it comes to masks than those in most other countries. A Premise Data rolling survey found 58% of respondents from 106 countries said they always wear a mask outside of their homes, versus 40% of U.S. residents. Another 22% of Americans said they never wear masks. Read more in the article from

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