Real-Time Crowdsourced Data

Premise for Government

The era of proactive, data-driven government has arrived.

Empower clients and communities

We adapt by sourcing data from locals.

Engage your residents by crowdsourcing data in their own community, and rely on Premise’s data science models to provide you with the insights you need to plan and prioritize maintenance and repair of key assets, and to gauge public sentiment.

Global Data

Actionable Insights with Crowdsourcing

The Premise platform is changing the way we learn from and adapt to international development work by collecting data from a network of contributors living in and near beneficiary communities. Real-time crowdsourced data has the potential to make humanitarian work more efficient, agile and effective.

Civic Engagement

Transparency and civic involvement are top priorities for forward-looking communities. Premise for Government involves local residents in the data collection process and insights can be shared with the community to encourage collective decision-making and a sense of community ownership.


With a backlog of maintenance work, you need to choose which assets to repair or replace first. Data insights can help you understand which locations are most critical or most visible to the public.

Resident Sentiment

Most residents don’t often provide unsolicited feedback on city services and overall satisfaction because reaching the right department and person or navigating a website can be difficult. The Premise Contributor App can be used to collect sentiment surveys directly from Contributors or provide instructions and scripts for Contributors to conduct interviews with other residents and visitors.

Staff Augmentation

Leverage our Contributors on-demand to perform simple on-site tasks that would otherwise require a routine trip by one of your staff members. Tasks such as confirming work order submissions, assessing the condition of public assets like benches or sidewalks, or tracking the number of people waiting in line at City Hall or at the bus stop can all be performed by our extensive network, freeing up your staff to perform other critical activities.

Common Uses

Asset Inventory, Conditional Assessment, and Visual Confirmation

Use the Contributor Network to catalog dangerous sidewalk cracks or leaking fire hydrants, map an inventory of street signage, or visually inspect a broken streetlight before you send your repair work crew.

Citywide Seasonal Census or Survey

Perform annual surveys covering a range of topics including homelessness, animal waste, potholes, graffiti, and more. We ensure complete coverage of all areas of your city and deliver insights that can help you plan and prioritize asset management and code enforcement cases.

Tracking Trends on Social Media for Early Notification

We use data science to scour Twitter, Facebook, and other sites for trending keywords that can serve as early indicators of changing conditions and trending topics on the ground so you can act quickly.

Surveying Resident and Visitor Sentiment

Our mobile app can be used to send quick polls or longer surveys directly to network contributors. These surveys can be triggered when contributors arrive at designated locations. Contributors can also be asked to survey others in the nearby vicinity.

Measuring Availability and Quality of City Services

Contributors help you understand how public services are being used and how your residents feel about using them. Measurements can include reporting on wait times at City Hall to rating experiences when visiting public spaces, or the availability of shared resources like bikes and tennis courts.

crowdsource market research

Empower clients and communities

Optimize humanitarian assistance and disaster response

Collect real-time data, even in areas with limited humanitarian access. Validate and map the locations of informal settlements in need of assistance. Conduct basic needs assessments, understand household consumption patterns, gather information on staple food costs and availability, and assess WASH conditions.

Strengthen monitoring, evaluation, and learning

Track progress, results, and effectiveness of development activities with real-time information and insight into on-the-ground developments. Directly survey beneficiaries, gather observational data after project completion, and monitor development activities in target communities.