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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Premise Data Featured in Global Health Innovation Index

USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact’s (CII’s) Global Health Innovation Index draws from USAID’s health innovation portfolio to offer a strategic approach by helping identify promising, ready-to-launch innovations. Download the report here. 

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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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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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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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Pictures from Venezuela Reveal Current State of Health and Food Security

This blog is part of a new series on Venezuela and Humanitarian Assistance. In this blog, we aim to explore how COVID-19 is impacting access to food and healthcare in Venezuela through pictures collected by local Premise users. Both crises, a broken healthcare system and the lack of proper food security, were already in existence

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A Closer Look at the Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is currently the epicenter of the largest humanitarian crisis in Latin America. Once considered one of the richest countries in the region due to its oil reserves, Venezuela has moved toward the brink of economic collapse over the past two decades with conditions worsening rapidly since 2014. More recently, international organizations have been reporting

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Messaging in Nigeria

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has led to several questions about how health systems in lower and middle-income countries will deal with the pandemic. Nigeria is the most populated country on the African continent and therefore a potential hotspot for COVID cases given the inherent difficulties of social distancing in its densely populated

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How Data Can Make Development Organizations More Impactful

International development organizations support critical work to improve livelihoods and solve widespread, complex and often systemic problems in some of the most challenging environments around the world. Yet these organizations face challenges in adopting new technologies, in part because there is significant risk in taking on technology that’s untested. If organizations want to accelerate the

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What International Development Can Learn from Agile Software Development

Have you ever collected data that was not fully utilized—maybe made it to a final report but never informed activities? Is the data you just collected now illuminating what you only wish you had asked instead? The international development community is abuzz with agile, adaptive or iterative management because adaptive management produces better results. From

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