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Featured: Digital Solutions

A machine-learning algorithm can be trained to detect specific features in satellite images, such as roofing material, in order to map the spatial distribution of poverty.  Photo credit: ADB.

A study examines the feasibility of applying computer vision techniques to satellite data of the Philippines and Thailand to produce poverty maps.

Satellite imaging enables extensive analysis of changes in building landscapes, which helps in property evaluation. Photo credit: ADB.

Machine learning and satellite imagery can provide data needed by governments for effective property tax management more quickly and efficiently.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cash flows, including payments, investments, and remittances. Photo credit: ADB.

Digital connectivity is a public good that can lead to new and sustainable growth areas and facilitate cross-border trade and remittances.

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SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

Child-centering road safety education in three primary schools in the People’s Republic of China empowered girls and boys to drive their own learning. Photo credit: Shaanxi Gender Development Solution.

They are seen, they are important road users, and their voice and agency can help make roads safer.

White circles were drawn on a road in India to enforce social distancing. Photo credit: iStock/Abhishek Kumar Sah.

Experience in India shows a gradual and localized approach based on evidence allows for safer reopening of the economy and reduces infection rates.

When a vaccine becomes available, priority will be given to health workers. Photo credit: ADB.

Advance country preparation and global collaboration are crucial to the efficient, effective, and equitable delivery of the future vaccine.