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Data for Global Good: Seed Wins Long-Term Contract to Fuel Data-Driven Innovation and Decision-Making at the United Nations

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seed, the consultancy for the data era, today announced that it has won a global, multi-year Long-Term Arrangement (LTA) from UNICEF. Under the agreement, Seed will provide data management, data science, data visualization, data dissemination, and related support services, fueling and supporting groundbreaking data-driven innovation and decision-making projects. The LTA was awarded to Seed following a competitive bidding process that began in May 2013.

Since 2012, Seed has been leading various flagship data modernization efforts across the UN system. Most recently, Seed was awarded a contract from UNDP and the UN Millennium Campaign to lead the design and development of MY World, The United Nations Global Survey for a Better World. Integrating multi-channel data collection, data and network science, real-time data visualization and mapping, and open data dissemination, the project has brought the voices of 1.5 million citizens from 193 countries into the process for setting the Post-2015 Development Agenda. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described the project as "unprecedented and invaluable."

Earlier this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Seed and UNDP convened leaders in the public and social sectors to explore new frontiers in data-driven innovation and decision-making.

"We are very excited to be broadening and deepening our work with the UN, leveraging the power of data for global good," said Adam Bly, CEO at Seed. "We look forward to working with partners across the UN system over the coming years to support, modernize, amplify, and link their efforts with data."

About Seed

Seed is the consultancy for the data era. We solve big problems with big data and architect data-driven innovations for clients in the commercial, public, and social sectors. Founded in 2012, the company is based in New York and active globally.

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The United Nations Children's Fund advocates for the protection of children's rights around the world. A critical part of UNICEF's work is monitoring and tracking progress towards the achievement of international goals designed to support children and their families.

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Contact Information

For Seed:
Bo Han
Relationship Manager, Social Sector
[email protected]
+1 (347) 384 2501

Claes Johansson
Senior Adviser, Data Dissemination and Global Administrator, DevInfo
Data & Analytics Section, DPS
[email protected]
+1 (212) 326 7305


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