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Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)

Can features extracted from high spatial resolution satellite imagery accurately estimate poverty and economic well-being? This paper investigates this question by extracting object and texture features from satellite images of Sri Lanka, which are used to estimate poverty rates and average log consumption for 1,291 administrative units (Grama Niladhari divisions). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8284 DEC 19, 2017

Newhouse,David Locke; Hersh,Jonathan Samuel; Engstrom,Ryan Disclosed

Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)

Can features extracted from high spatial resolution satellite imagery accurately estimate poverty and economic well-being? This paper investigates this question by extracting object and texture features from satellite images of Sri Lanka, which are used to estimate poverty rates and average log consumption for 1,291 administrative units (Grama Niladhari divisions). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125617 DEC 01, 2017

Engstrom,Ryan; Hersh,Jonathan Samuel; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed