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Stanford scientists successfully map poverty from space

Stanford scientists successfully map poverty from space Using satellite imagery, researchers from Stanford were able to assess poverty rates from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Malawi, revealing variations of the economy and state of income of the average citizens. The

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Mapping the ‘Great Divide’ Between Affordable Housing and Opportunity

People living in high-poverty neighborhoods in the U.S. don’t have access to good schools, jobs, or parks and other green spaces. Instead, the residents of such neighborhoods are exposed to violence and environmental hazards on a daily basis. Growing up

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How Satellites Can Help Us Understand Global Poverty

Algorithms identify farm land in Sri Lanka (in red) to analyze the agricultural productivity in the region—a possible indicator of economic development. (Orbital Insight) Citizen surveys are the most comprehensive means available to track poverty, but they aren’t perfect. They

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Meet the Journalist: Matt Black

Matt Black The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project by photographer Matt Black combining geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of American poverty. Black talks about his effort to explore and document contemporary poverty

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How do you access data on poverty?

End Poverty Day tomorrow comes among heightened discussion about poverty’s causes, its measurement and what we can do to end it. The international extreme poverty line has been updated to $1.90/day, the recent Global Monitoring Report projects that the number of

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Where are Chicago’s poor white neighborhoods?

(WBEZ/Logan Jaffe) Editor’s note: We’re considering additional coverage for this story and we’d like to know which follow-up questions about concentrated white poverty most interest you. Examples: How does Chicago compare to other Midwestern cities? How does this apply to

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Are UN member states ready to unleash a digital revolution to achieve the SDGs?

This September, world leaders will ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an agenda to “transform our world” by 2030. After months of wrangling, the final SDGs text, which will go to the UN General Assembly for ratification, has just

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Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data

Ryan Swanstrom is a blogger at Data Science 101. This post originally appeared on DataKind’s blog. How does mapping child poverty in Washington DC help inform efforts to support child and young adult well being in the UK and Kentucky?

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Major funding from US Government for open data to tackle hunger and global poverty

Today, the US Government announces major new funding at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa to achieve food security by 2030, as part of its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals will be finalised in

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ONE Campaign joins GODAN at a pivotal time to achieve global food security

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. The facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually

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