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

Who will bear the brunt of urban food shortages?

May 21, 2020
Map of percentage of children under age 5 in Chad who are malnourished

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
Map of Nigeria Covid 19 socio-economic vulnerability risk profiles

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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COVID in the Philippines – Using Local Data to Customize Response Plans

April 21, 2020
Map of the Philippines showing the proportion of households without access to water for handwashing

The Philippines met the coronavirus pandemic with some of the strictest and earliest lockdown measures in Asia, yet cases continue to grow. In fact, as of April 21, 2020, the Philippines has the highest number of coronavirus infections in South and Southeast Asia. Complicating the crisis is the country’s ongoing struggle with tuberculosis – they…

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Local Data to Optimize Delivery of Public Health Messages for COVID-19

April 9, 2020
Map of Covid-19 Transmission factors in Tanzania and best communication channels for information

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, countries in Africa are seeing an uptick in cases with over 6,000 confirmed infections as of April 8. Many global and African health agencies are especially concerned with the continent’s status, warning of low healthcare capacity coupled with an already serious locust plague in East Africa. This…

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Is Boko Haram Pillaging the Richest Areas in Northeast Nigeria?

April 1, 2020
Stacked bar chart of Average total pillageable assets per household in Nigeria by region

As the world focuses on the fight against COVID-19, extremist activity has increased in some places. On March 23, the deadliest Boko Haram attack in Chad’s history occurred, with militants killing at least 92 troops. To help us understand how Boko Haram selects their targets, we analyzed the economic standing of villages that have been…

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Machine Learning to Identify High-Risk COVID-19 Populations 

March 22, 2020
Maps of populations at high-risk of complications from Covid-19

As countries around the world race to prevent and mitigate the growing threat of coronavirus, data on populations, their health characteristics, livelihoods, and location may prove to be invaluable for response efforts to a disease with significant unknowns. Advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms readily adapt and update available data to accommodate new learning, evolving risk…

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Addressing Gender Disparities in Developing Economies with New Data #EachforEqual

March 7, 2020
Touba, Senegal map of unemployed women

This year’s #EachforEqual International Women’s Day campaign argues that “equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.” Time and again, researchers confirm that economies which exclude participation in the workforce because of gender fail to maximize their full potential. While employment figures often exclude women’s contributions to an economy through informal or family…

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Fraym Announces Partnership With Shell Foundation To Increase Electricity Access In Sub-Saharan Africa

March 3, 2020
Cision PR newswire logo

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fraym, a geospatial data company that uses machine learning to produce local-level consumer data for emerging markets has launched a comprehensive initiative with the Shell Foundation, a UK charity, to increase electrification across Sub-Saharan Africa. “The potential impact we can have on economies throughout Africa by increasing electrification is exactly the type of work we’re…

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Machine Learning Data Strengthens Targeted Disease Control

February 17, 2020
cuanza sul angola cholera outbreak zones

Big Picture As world efforts to address infectious disease have made great strides in many parts of the developing world, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to experience outbreaks of preventable disease. Between 2000 and 2015, 83% of cholera deaths reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, a figure resulting both from…

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Fraym Joins Dcode Accelerate

February 5, 2020
Fraym is a selected company for ai and big data by dcode accelerate

Fraym to Further Federal Market Presence Washington, D.C. — Fraym joins a select group of 12 artificial intelligence and big data companies participating in Dcode Accelerate, which helps tech companies scale their solutions in the U.S. federal market. Dcode Accelerate brings emerging tech solutions from the private sector to government missions, and Dcode selected Fraym…

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