Images From Space Help Map Extreme Poverty
|01/10/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The fight against poverty is getting help from a new direction: up.
Satellite imagery is helping researchers map areas of extreme poverty. It may help officials identify faster and more accurately when development policies and programs are working, and when they aren’t.
Eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
Experts usually measure poverty by using census data and household surveys. But these tools are expensive, time-consuming and labor-intensive. Countries typically do them only once every several years.
On the other hand, satellites map the entire surface of the globe at read more >>>