Corpus ID: 8637730

Estimating Food Consumption and Poverty Indices with Mobile Phone Data

  title={Estimating Food Consumption and Poverty Indices with Mobile Phone Data},
  author={Adeline Decuyper and A. Rutherford and Amit Wadhwa and J. Bauer and G. Krings and T. Gutierrez and V. Blondel and M. Luengo-Oroz},
  • Adeline Decuyper, A. Rutherford, +5 authors M. Luengo-Oroz
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science, Physics, Business
  • ArXiv
  • Recent studies have shown the value of mobile phone data to tackle problems related to economic development and humanitarian action. In this research, we assess the suitability of indicators derived from mobile phone data as a proxy for food security indicators. We compare the measures extracted from call detail records and airtime credit purchases to the results of a nationwide household survey conducted at the same time. Results show high correlations (> .8) between mobile phone data derived… CONTINUE READING
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