Using satellite images for a more detailed picture of Colombia

Overall progress towards sustainable development in Colombia masks a story of inequality: poverty rates can vary considerably even within the same community and, when data are not representative of specific communities, statisticians and policy makers can overlook people who need help. When Colombia’s national statistical office (DANE) joined forces with PARIS21 and World Data Lab to use satellite imagery alongside traditional data collection methods, a deeper, more detailed picture of Colombia began to emerge: one that can show policy makers who they should target in development policy making.
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