Unique ID: GlobalPulse20

Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019
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Using Mobile Phone Data and Airtime Credit Purchases to Estimate Food Security

This study assessed the potential use of mobile phone data as a proxy for food security. Results showed high correlations between airtime credit purchases and survey results referring to consumption of several food items. In addition, models based on anonymized mobile phone calling patterns and airtime credit purchases were shown to accurately estimate multidimensional poverty indicators. This project was done in collaboration with WFP,Université Catholique de Louvain and Real Impact Analytics.

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Type Of Institution: international organization
Region: Global
Country Area: Global
Id Country Regional: global
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