Photo by John O'Nolan
Photo by John O'Nolan

2006 Ford Fusion Fuse Box Diagram When the Ghana Statistical Service, Vodafone Ghana, and the Flowminder Foundation dreamed up their Data for Good partnership, no one knew a global pandemic would soon put it to work.

Mamba Max Pro Wiring Diagram During the 2017 Corsa Engine Diagram process, which was supported by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) re-kindled conversations with key stakeholders – resulting in the establishment of a public-private partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Flowminder Foundation, with support from Hewlett Foundation. The partnership aims to harness anonymized and aggregated mobile data to advance the production of official statistics. This new data source provides useful insights into Ghanaians’ mobility, making it useful for public health planning and disaster preparedness, among other things. And now, authorities are making use of this data to inform their COVID-19 responses.

9Ft 40A 12V Power Switch Relay Wiring Harness Kit For Two Led Lights In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, on March 30, 2020 the government of Ghana closed schools, banned public gatherings, and implemented a lockdown in some parts of the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas. As governments across the globe continue to search for the best methods to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic, GSS is making use of the Data for Good partnership, taking advantage of this unique opportunity to leverage the data for urgent emergency response. By using anonymized and aggregated mobile phone data, data scientists were able to produce rapid mobility estimates to gain high-level insights into how these restrictions affected people’s movements, providing a critical and timely look at the lockdown’s effectiveness.

1999 Dodge Caravan Fuse Box Diagram On April 3, GSS released Kenwood Dnx6160 Wiring Diagram, a report that details these initial insights. By looking at the change in the count of active mobile phone subscribers in various districts on a particular day, officials can monitor the volume of movements within and across districts. For example, the below chart shows the total number of trips between all districts four weeks before the COVID-19 restrictions went into effect, through the second day of lockdown. According to the data, when the lockdown was imposed, the number of trips fell sharply to slightly over half of the average number of trips during the previous four weeks. This indicates that the lockdown was effective at achieving the government’s aim of restricting movement.

Whirlpool Cooktop Wiring Schematic “Understanding changes in mobility patterns is important for the government in order to establish whether the current restrictions are likely to contain the spread of the disease and whether more or different interventions should be put in place in the coming days or weeks,” Suzuki Gs450 Wiring Diagram, Ghana’s Government Statistician.

White Line Follower And this was just the beginning. On May 15, GSS released Basic Residential Wiring Diagrams, extending initial analyses to provide a picture of mobility throughout the country since lockdown measures were lifted on April 20. By again utilizing anonymized and aggregated mobile phone data, data scientists were able to conclude that after the lockdown was lifted, mobility levels still remain lower than levels prior to the implementation of initial restrictions. This can be seen clearly in the below maps that show changes in the number of trips between districts across various timeframes.

99 Honda Civic Fuse Diagram Noting the critical policy implications of these additional findings, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim Low Voltage Wiring Certification: “The observation that mobility after the partial lockdown was lifted remains at levels lower than mobility during the periods of the baseline and the initial restrictions, including sanctioning social distancing and adherence to public health hygienic protocols; endorses the effectiveness of the use of moral suasion as a complementary intervention in the fight against COVID-19. Residents in Ghana deserve commendation for not reverting to the ways of living prior to the imposition of the initial restrictions and are therefore urged to continue with change in behaviour in order to contain the epidemic.”

1976 Ford Bronco Wiring Diagram Further 1990 Ford Bronco Fuel Pump When the Data for Good Partnership was formed, its primary focus was to strengthen humanitarian and development decision-making in Ghana. The scale and urgency of the current pandemic could not have been foreseen, but the partnership has thus far proven to provide access to data and insights that will continue to help inform decision-makers as they make critical choices on interventions to flatten the curve in Ghana.


Contributing Partners

Statistical Service Ghana Logo
Ghana Statistical Service's mission is to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics in support of national development.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
Flowminder Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Flowminder is a non-profit foundation that specializes in the analysis of mobility data, satellite imagery, and household survey data for humanitarian and international development purposes.