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Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space : An Application to India (English)

This paper develops a tractable method to identify urban areas and applies it to India, where urbanization is messy. Google Earth images are assessed subjectively to determine whether a stratified large sample of Indian cities, towns and villages, as officially defined, are urban or rural in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8628 OCT 29, 2018

Galdo,Virgilio; Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)

Evening-hour luminosity observed using satellites is a good proxy for economic activity. The strengths of measuring economic activity using nightlight measurements include that the data capture informal activity, are available in near real-time, are cheap to obtain, and can be used to conduct very spatially granular analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8523 JUL 12, 2018

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael; Chhabra,Esha; Galdo,Virgilio; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Delivering the millennium development goals to reduce maternal and child mortality : a systematic review of impact evaluation evidence (English)

Improved outcomes for women and children - more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes - have broad individual, family, and societal benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper 103202 FEB 01, 2016

Tanner,Jeffery; Aguilar Rivera,Ana Milena; Candland,Tara Lynn; Galdo,Virgilio; Manang,Fredrick Emiliano; Trichler,Rachel Bodily; Yamagata,Ritsuko Disclosed