Finally Breaking Up with Traditional Field Data Collection?

In 2015, during the period of reflection that followed the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed a High Level Panel to advise on the global development agenda. They were among the first to call for a ‘data revolution’ in global development. This call made sense. Whole sectors of the global economy were

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Reflecting on 2020: Examining the Impact of Premise on our Contributors in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Twenty international development customers used the Premise Platform for data collection and analytics in 2020. This mix of governments, foundations, NGOs and consultancies used our technology on programs ranging from global health, governance, education, human rights and humanitarian assistance. Our team helped these organizations use our platform to collect on-the-ground data that feeds into their

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How New Premise Software Updates are Saving Lives in Colombia

Premise’s app empowers individuals around the world to become more engaged citizens. Through the app, our contributors can report key aspects of their community by answering survey questions, taking photos and geotagging locations in exchange for a payment. For the last couple of months, Premise has been crowdsourcing data and monitoring Venezuelan Settlements in Colombia

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Solving the Need for Up-to-Date Food Consumption Data in Venezuela

Problem An organization belonging to the Food Security Humanitarian Cluster in Venezuela uses data to influence decision making within the cluster. Since the beginning of the Venezuelan crisis back in 2014, this organization has been tracking and documenting the failing delivery of basic public services and the impact of the crisis on the food security

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The Ground Truth to Satellite Imagery: A Premise Solution

Advancements in satellite imagery have transformed the way governments and organizations learn about changes on the ground. Satellite data’s ability to provide timely map updates has replaced the burden of utilizing field teams to map locations outside regular activities. This includes new settlements from migrating populations, damage caused by war or natural disaster, as well

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The Premise App is Helping Venezuelans Make Money and Help Their Community

As part of the BetterTogether Challenge, also known as JuntosEsMejor, Premise Data collects information from four different states across Venezuela (Caracas, Miranda, Zulia and Tachira). The aim is to provide real-time information around basic needs and services to NGOs based in Venezuela to create a common operating picture to more effectively plan and target resources.

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Colombia Fights Mosquito Breeding Sites With App

SEATTLE, Washington — In Colombia, 27% of the population lives in poverty, and more than seven million Colombians are internally displaced people. One of the reasons Colombians fled their homes is the country’s long-running civil war and guerilla attacks. Poverty and the refugee status of many Colombians are not the only problems the country faces today. In 2017, Colombia reported 1,400

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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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