Abstract

Anonymised and aggregated data from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) is a key data source to understand mobility patterns of populations, and improve decision making and scenario planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document explains how Call Detail Records (CDR) can be leveraged for improving the understanding of population mobility in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We define in this document the key stages in the analysis of CDR data, and set a standard for the CDR aggregates to be produced, and the mobility indicators that can be derived from the aggregates, to support decision makers within the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This document will be updated continuously. Last updated 09 April 2020, Version V1.0

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