Timely, accurate, high-resolution information on population distributions, characteristics and movements are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Data that can help us to understand these key features of human populations are however lacking in many low and middle-income countries. A particularly interesting new data type, that can shed light on human populations and development challenges, comes from mobile network operators.
Flowminder has a track record of producing insight from mobile phone data to support the humanitarian community in disaster response operations, including the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the 2013 typhoon in Bangladesh, the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, the 2016 Haiti Hurricane and the Ebola response in West Africa.
Working in collaboration with the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), we will deliver FlowKit, an open source, state of the art and easy-to-use toolkit that will strengthen and facilitate large-scale analyses of mobile operator data for development and humanitarian purposes.