Harnessing the Value of a Nurtured Network

At Premise, we distinguish ourselves from other data collection companies through the meticulous development of our Contributor networks. Premise builds Contributor networks across the globe, each carefully tailored to the individual communities it encompasses. These networks aim to provide ground-level data to our clients, helping to inform critical decision-making. Beyond that, these networks also have

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Country Support Specialist Spotlight: Luís Garcia

Our global workforce plays a huge role in our ability to manage hundreds of networks and thousands of Contributors across the globe. In an effort to share more about what our global workforce (which includes our country support specialists (CSS’s) and country managers) does for Premise we are starting a spotlight series featuring interviews with them.

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Sleigh the Holiday Shopping Season with Real-Time In-Store Data

Imagine you’ve created a toy that you think is going to be a huge seller in stores this season. You and your team spend months designing the visual merchandising until it is perfect. When you’re shopping on Black Friday you find your display a complete wreck. Now you’re wondering, are all my other displays nationwide

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The Importance and Future of Complementary Health Data

The past 20 years have incurred profound increases in funding for the use of health management information systems and national demographic health surveys in the developing world. This has included collecting routine administrative and operational data from the health system and survey-based data collection on a more or less annual basis. The idea is that,

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Premise Partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship

Each year since 2016, Premise partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship to host and provide young, standout leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa (aka Fellows) six weeks of hands-on experience working at its HQ in San Francisco. The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and

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Strategies for Operationalizing Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

Ensuring Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is a top priority to the global development community. If you’re implementing programs for OFDA, DFID, UNHCR, or other humanitarian assistance donors you must fulfill their mandate for AAP plans and should be looking at strategies to leverage this work to not just meet a mandate, but to drive impact from

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Fighting Zika with Digital Vector Surveillance in Cali, Colombia

Going Digital, Integrating Data Science, and Enlisting a Citizen Network By Matej Novak, Head of Programs, Premise Data It’s been one year since Premise partnered with Cali, Colombia on a digital overhaul of the city’s vector surveillance and control operations. In this blog we will discuss our accomplishments, the results of a data science experiment,

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PEPFAR Dreams Innovation Update: Digitally Driving HIV Treatment Adherence

  Introduction: Premise recently travelled to Kenya as part of our PEPFAR “DREAMS Innovation Challenge” project which is supporting medical treatment adherence in HIV-positive, adolescent girls and young women. For the past six months, Premise has partnered with local Kenyan HIV clinics to collect real-time patient data covering treatment adherence, and availability and perceptions of

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Data Driven Organizations Demand The Ground Truth

Modern technology continues to reshape the world — from commerce and geopolitics to our daily mundane details. To thrive in this new paradigm every organization, every decision maker, must understand how to become data driven. Some have called data “the new oil, the new gold.” However, unlike oil and gold, information isn’t finite — its only constraint is our

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