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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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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Premise Data to Work with USAID, NGOs to Monitor Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Premise Data, the global leader in real-time, real-world data announced its platform will be supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the first set of BetterTogether Challenge / JuntosEsMejor Challenge innovation awards in Venezuela. Venezuela is currently the epicenter of the largest humanitarian crisis in Latin America, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full

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What We Can Learn from Zika in the Midst of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recently declared South America the new center of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise dramatically in Brazil and other countries in the region. Several of these countries were also affected by the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, and we were curious to see how contributors were handling the current health crisis,

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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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Premise Data Looks at COVID-19 in Latin America

As COVID-19 has continued its relentless march across the globe, almost every country has been touched by the virus. Premise, with its global network of Contributors, is able to monitor how people across the globe have felt and responded during this pandemic, and we have continued to monitor the situation by receiving on-the-ground feedback from

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Latin American Countries Lack Trust in Government Information Reveals Premise

Governments in Latin America are just starting to implement social distancing policies, many of them a month behind other countries in the world. Even so, our contributors have been reporting photographs of “social-distancing evidence” since the beginning of March 2020, albeit official government actions only beginning toward the end of the month. On March 20th,

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Country Support Specialist Spotlight: Rafael

We are continuing our global workforce spotlight series (which includes our country support specialists (CSS’s) and country managers) with Rafael. Our global workforce plays a huge role in our ability to manage hundreds of networks and thousands of Contributors across the globe. We asked Rafael a few questions so that you can get to know

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