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Micro-Estimates of Wealth for all Low- and Middle-Income Countries

@article{Chi2021MicroEstimatesOW,
  title={Micro-Estimates of Wealth for all Low- and Middle-Income Countries},
  author={Guanghua Chi and Han Fang and S. Chatterjee and J. Blumenstock},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2104.07761}
}
Many critical policy decisions, from strategic investments to the allocation of humanitarian aid, rely on data about the geographic distribution of wealth and poverty. Yet many poverty maps are out of date or exist only at very coarse levels of granularity. Here we develop the first micro-estimates of wealth and poverty that cover the populated surface of all 135 low and middle-income countries (LMICs) at 2.4km resolution. The estimates are built by applying machine learning algorithms to vast… Expand

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