Analysis

Real world use cases of Fraym's unique data and insights.

Making Sense of the Hype: What we Know about ISIS-Mozambique’s Attacks in Tanzania

September 22, 2021
ACLED Events and Poverty Index Map - Towns that experienced Islamist Militia Violence were positioned on major roads near the border

By Senior Fraym Advisors, Judd Devermont & Marielle Harris In October 2020, ISIS-Mozambique—also known as al-Shabaab or Ahlu Sunna wa Jama (ASWJ)—conducted a series of attacks in Mtwara Province in southern Tanzania. Some analysts breathlessly deemed these operations as part of the Islamic State’s strategic expansion northward from the restive Cabo Delgado region in neighboring…

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Mapping Attitudes & Perceptions in Afghanistan

August 19, 2021
Heat map of portion of adults who support the education of girls in Afghanistan

Dramatic images have emerged from Afghanistan in the past few days as the United States prepares to bring the 20-year-long war there to a close. Such images provoke many questions about how Afghans may react to Taliban rule, such as: Just how popular is the Taliban across Afghanistan?  How many Afghans envision themselves fleeing the country? …

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Mapping Populations for Vaccine Equity

July 15, 2021
Heat Map of Guatemala City neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of individuals over age 70

At the current funding levels, the COVAX facility is only able to meet 20% of the vaccine doses needed across participating countries. This finite resource requires precisely executed national vaccination plans targeting two goals: (1) curbing transmission and (2) reaching the most vulnerable. Specifically, these funded doses need to be distributed quickly to those who…

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Building a foundational map of humanity using machine learning

June 13, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Geospatial data and analytics company Fraym announced a Series B financing to further scale their AI/ML software for mapping humanity. Fraym is the preeminent global provider of geospatial data for understanding population dynamics. Dozens of data-driven organizations like Mastercard, the World Bank, Department of Defense, and USAID rely…

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Fraym CEO Testifies to Congress – Innovation in Development & Gender Equity Policy

April 16, 2021
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Fraym CEO, Ben Leo, testified at an open hearing entitled “Innovation in Development Policy: Maximizing Impact and Results” being held by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact. Ben, along with Ann Mei Chang, Former Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, United States…

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Understanding TB Risk in Pastoralist Communities

March 23, 2021
Map of the different main livelihood zones in Ethiopia

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the third leading cause of death among communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases in Ethiopia, despite being preventable and treatable.1 While Ethiopia continues to make steady progress towards eliminating TB within its borders, lack of access to early diagnosis, treatment and HIV co-infections continue to pose significant challenges. Fraym technology mapped communities…

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Expanding Access to Water Where it Matters Most: The Impact of Climate Change on WASH in Nepal

March 22, 2021
Map of Nepal showing concentrations of households with access to piped water

Nepal has made great strides in improving access to water and sanitation, despite suffering a devastating earthquake and remaining one of the poorest nations in the world. Since 1990, access to improved water sources has increased from 46 to 95 percent. In reality, however, only 25% of the country’s water supply is reported to be…

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Leading Global Organizations Invest in Community-Level Data to Advance Gender Equality

March 8, 2021
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Machine learning delivers long-desired insights WASHINGTON, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of International Women’s Day and the upcoming Gender Equality Forum, technology company Fraym is releasing findings from two initiatives that used cutting-edge data and AI/ML models to better understand complex issues central to gender equality. For both projects, one funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda…

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Fighting for a Future Free of Child Marriage – How Hyper-Local Data Can Help Drive Results

March 4, 2021
Map Showing change in under 18 prevalence from 2005 to 2016

Globally, there are more than 650 million women and girls that were wed as children. That’s an astonishingly big number. This means that they entered into a formal marriage or informal union before reaching the age of 18. Child marriage has a heartbreaking impact on girls’ ability to access health, education, and economic opportunities, and…

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Fraym Partners with Facebook’s Project 17: Layering Sex-Disaggregated Data Sets Expose Gender Inequalities

March 3, 2021
Two Kenyan Girls carrying items down a dirt road

In order to successfully measure the SDGs, we must take into account gender disparities by both generating more data and applying advanced analytical techniques to better understand them. At Fraym, we advocate for the use of hyperlocal data for decision-making because years of work has unearthed the stark spatial differences between communities. Our hypothesis is…

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