Human mobility has important implications for decision-makers working across a broad range of sectors, including those working in government. Anonymised and aggregated mobile operator data provide near-real time insights into human mobility at high spatial and temporal resolution across a whole country and, after correcting for representation biases using survey data, can support decision-makers across a broad range of applications.
To integrate mobile operator data into official statistics, and support branches of the government in using novel data sources for improved decision-making, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Vodafone Ghana and Flowminder entered a unique and long-standing partnership - the Data for Good partnership - for the wellbeing of all in Ghana.
In order to support GSS and other MDAs, the Data for Good partnership has focussed on delivering CDR-derived indicators for several applications including official mobility statistics, dynamic public health indicators, and dynamic disaster risk mapping
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Flowminder Foundation, Goldenberg R, et al. (2023). Enabling the Ghanaian National Statistics Office to produce official statistics derived from mobile operator data with applications across the public sector. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8414304