Palindrome Data is a data science consultancy founded in Cape Town, South Africa, specializing in Predictive Analytics and advanced data services for the development sector.

Our cross-discipline team has over 10 years’ experience in developing and scaling Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions in over 50 projects across East and Southern Africa. To this, we have added 10 years’ expertise in private sector data services. Our team has executed digital health projects in 11 African countries since 2006 and have worked with implementing and funding partners across the USAID, DFID, and private philanthropy sectors.

Palindrome’s goal is to amplify development services using contemporary AI & ML techniques and evidence previously only accessible to high-tech private sector companies. We aim to leverage these gains from the private sector to disproportionately impact development.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Palindrome’s tools and models are applicable to various health, social and economic programs in sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific current focus on 3 current models:

  • HIV & TB linkage to & retention in care;
  • Pregnancy risk screening as well as
  • Malnutrition screening and surveillance

We improve service delivery using:

  • Outcome Risk Scoring
  • Emergent Cohort Analysis
  • Target Group Profiling
  • Probabilistic and Heuristic based record matching