Analysis

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

M&E Series Part 2 of 3: Adding New Dimensions to Geospatial Impact Evaluations

January 12, 2021

Quantifying impact and change over the course of a project can prove challenging, especially when primary data collection is difficult. Increasingly, international development organizations are turning to advanced types of data and analysis that offer faster, more comprehensive insights than traditional approaches. For example, the use of machine learning (ML) can radically transform evaluations by…

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Machine-learning data helps global development organizations monitor & evaluate programs

December 16, 2020

Technology company Fraym partners with the World Bank & the African Development Bank WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data generated by machine-learning is now being used by preeminent international development organizations to inform programmatic evaluations and to help them make data-driven decisions. Fraym, a technology company, recently worked with the World Bank and the African Development Bank to…

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M&E Series Part 1 of 3: Geospatial Data for Baseline Assessments and Contextual Analysis

December 8, 2020

Today’s operational constraints to data collection – rising conflict, rapidly spreading communicable diseases, and environmental disasters – can be alleviated with advanced geospatial data. We use machine learning to help organizations understand communities that are difficult to access and have large data gaps. Our algorithms produce a wide range of datasets that cover population characteristics…

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Fraym Partners with the World Bank – Three ways geospatial data can help Pakistan During COVID-19

November 20, 2020

Guest Blog The social and economic footprint of the COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on decision-makers to respond quickly and efficiently. As the virus spreads rapidly, identifying most at-risk communities and providing targeted social assistance and prevention measures can be challenging.  Combined with statistical modeling and machine learning tools, satellite imagery and survey data…

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Armed groups take advantage of resource shifts amid pandemic

October 8, 2020

By Judd DevermontSenior Fraym Advisor Current director of the Africa Program at the CSIS National intelligence officer for Africa from 2015 to 2018 Central Intelligence Agency’s senior political analyst on sub-Saharan Africa from 2013 to 2015 National Security Council director for Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel, and the African Union from 2011 to 2013 The COVID-19…

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Mali Coup: Understanding Unrest Using Machine learning

September 21, 2020

The recent coup in Mali prompted us to look again at the data and tools we previously built to anticipate localized instability in the country. Below, we illustrate how our data and approach can be used to understand the driving factors behind unrest at a neighborhood level – and in an increasingly unpredictable Mali, to…

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How Fraym Has Helped Organizations Respond to COVID-19

September 9, 2020

Understanding a community’s unique vulnerabilities and resiliencies is critical to prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks. Unfortunately, population information and health data is often only available at aggregated levels that obscure health disparities between key populations, small towns, and neighborhoods. COVID-19 has affected communities around the world in strikingly different ways, laying bare the…

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We Have Moved!

July 6, 2020

We are excited to announce that Fraym is doubled the size of our headquarters and moved Arlington, Virginia on August 1.

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Who will bear the brunt of urban food shortages?

May 21, 2020

As the pandemic continues to unfold, already struggling regions are now grappling with the next effect of COVID-19: the wholesale crippling of global and domestic food supply chains. Children under five are particularly at-risk and often suffer the most in countries vulnerable to famine or that are highly dependent on food imports. Fraym used its…

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Planning for the impact of COVID-19: Nithio and Fraym team up to understand vulnerabilities in the off-grid solar sector

May 20, 2020

As Europe and the United States start to reopen, the toll of COVID-19 has already been enormous, principally the harrowing loss of life, but also the economic standstill. In Africa, there’s still uncertainty about what happens next – will countries be spared the worst or is the dam about to break? While hoping for the…

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