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Mobile Data, Environmental Extremes and Population (MDEEP) Project

Observed Non-Personal Data Environment

The Data

In partnership with the United Nations and nonprofit organizations, Grameenphone shares anonymized telecom data as a part of the Mobile Data, Environmental Extremes and Population (MDEEP) Project.

How the data was shared

Researchers, identifying the high-uptake of mobile phones in Bangladesh (89% of households have at least one phone), used network data routinely collected at mobile phone towers to map populations. The data was anonymized so that researchers could map individual journeys on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Purpose of Data Shared

Researchers analyzed the data to detect anomalies in communication, mobility and consumption patterns in Bangladesh during cyclone Mahasen, August 2016.

Region: South Asia

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