Analysis

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

Why Sub-National Data Will be Key to Ending Child Marriage by 2030

November 30, 2021

In its October 2021 report, Towards Ending Child Marriage, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated progress would need to be increased 15 times in order to end child marriage by 2030. While the practice of child marriage has declined globally, regionally, and nationally, progress has failed to reach the most vulnerable populations and communities.…

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Fraym Joins With Unlock Aid to Remove Barriers for International Development Organizations

November 19, 2021
Two Kenyan Girls carrying items down a dirt road

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Geospatial data and analytics company Fraym announces it is a founding member of the Unlock Aid Coalition, a group of the world’s most innovative organizations that work in international development, fighting for changes to make aid agencies far more innovative and results-oriented. This coalition of high-impact and transformative technology…

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Fraym’s Culture: Starting with Humanity

November 16, 2021
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People are at the core of what we do. We believe that understanding people and their unique qualities is fundamental to problem solving. So naturally, our approach to innovation starts with the makeup of our team. From the beginning, we’ve been laser focused on and heavily invested in attracting people with different perspectives, experiences, and…

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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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