Predicting Economic Development using Geolocated Wikipedia Articles

5 May 2019Evan SheehanChenlin MengMatthew TanBurak UzkentNeal JeanDavid LobellMarshall BurkeStefano Ermon

Progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is hampered by a persistent lack of data regarding key social, environmental, and economic indicators, particularly in developing countries. For example, data on poverty --- the first of seventeen SDGs --- is both spatially sparse and infrequently collected in Sub-Saharan Africa due to the high cost of surveys... (read more)

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