• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded2009

Global Pulse

Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data is harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action.  The initiative was established based on a recognition that digital data offers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being, and to get real-time feedback on how well policy responses are working.  To this end, Global Pulse is working to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents for sustainable development and humanitarian action, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches through its network of Pulse Labs, and drive broad adoption of useful innovations across the UN System. How They Work Global Pulse functions as a network of innovation labs where research on Big Data for Development is conceived and coordinated. Global Pulse partners with experts from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private sector to research, develop, and mainstream approaches for applying real-time digital data to 21st century development challenges. Objectives include: Achieve a critical mass of implemented innovations Lower systemic barriers to adoption and scaling Strengthen the big data innovation ecosystem  
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Job openings over the past year

5Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Translator (Malian)
  • Data Privacy Intern
    United States

Staff at Global Pulse have experience in


  • research & development
  • development
  • data management
  • climate change
  • tertiary education


  • kenya
  • uganda
  • spain
  • belgium
  • micronesia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York, New York United States
  • New York 10017