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

Is Boko Haram Pillaging the Richest Areas in Northeast Nigeria?

April 1, 2020

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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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 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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How to predict where terrorists find new recruits

December 9, 2019

By Judd Devermont Senior 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 In…

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Fraym Partners with DT Global to Evaluate Program Impact in Conflict-Prone Areas

October 31, 2019

Evaluating programs in areas where data cannot be easily collected is a challenge for many development organizations. Fraym data can help fill these gaps by providing customized, hyper-local insights on program areas, even in hard-to-access places, such as remote locations or areas with security challenges. In 2014 USAID began the Livestock for Growth (L4G) program…

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Understanding Health Conditions in Mali: A Sub-national Look

September 13, 2019
map of

To date, millions of dollars in international aid have gone into the Sahel to address issues at the core of the region’s instability. Mali’s place at the center of the regional focus stems from its longstanding lag in development indicators, especially the poor health of its population: according to recent World Health Organization report, Mali…

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Is There an Ethnic Insurgency in Northern Mozambique?

August 12, 2019
map depicting the percentage of Makua language speakers

By Judd Devermont Senior 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 Since…

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Malawi’s Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change

August 6, 2019
Malawi climate index

As the latest flooding in Malawi shows, the country is highly susceptible to climate change and its consequences. With thousands displaced in March 2019, Fraym applied a geospatial analysis of the Malawian population to identify climate vulnerable communities and the issues these communities face. Governments and multilateral actors can pre-empt these consequences by (1) identifying…

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