Flowminder Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden (reg. no. 802477-6414). Their mission is to improve public health and welfare in low- and middle-income countries. The data they provide are global public goods.
They work with governments, inter-governmental organizations and NGOs. They collect, aggregate, integrate and analyze anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. They often work with extremely large datasets, composed of billions of data points. Their analyses enable them to map the distributions and characteristics of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. They help save lives by providing analyses and decision support to all relevant parties, based on their latest academic advances.
Their mission is to improve public health and welfare
They provide global public goods, working with partners to collect, aggregate, integrate and analyze anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. They characterize and map vulnerable populations at risk in low- and middle-income countries.
They pioneered the use of de-identified data from mobile operators to follow population displacement. With this data they support relief agencies in delivering the right supplies to the right people at the right time.
Traditional surveys in low- and middle-income countries produce estimates only for large areas. Using new statistical methods, satellite and mobile data they produce estimates of poverty and key social indicators at a resolution of 1km².
Most infectious diseases spread through human movements. They integrate large numbers of data sources, including data from mobile phone operators to model and predict spread of infectious diseases.
Research & Innovation
The Flowminder team has a six-year track record of pioneering new groundbreaking methods to support public health and development in low- and middle-income countries. They publish their results in peer-reviewed academic journals.
They support the atttainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by working with mobile operators, governments, UN agencies, private companies and NGOs. They increase their capacity to use new analytic techniques and data sources.
They are active in global policy dialogues and provide strategic advice to governments and international bodies on responsible and transparent use of new data sources in international development.