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December 2006

Announcement of a publication

A geospatial framework for the analysis of poverty and environment links

Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper Number 25

The report begins with a review of the demand for better information that emerged during the Summit decade, culminating with the Millennium Summit in 2000. It explains how georeferenced information can be used to bring greater precision to the understanding of spatially-related factors underlying poverty and food insecurity and discusses the role of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System (FIVIMS) in promoting greater use of geospatial information. A new georeferenced database for analysing poverty and environment links the Food Insecurity, Poverty and Environment Global GIS Database is introduced and early efforts to make greater use of map products for monitoring poverty and food security indicators are reviewed. The report concludes with a brief summary of opportunities for using the Food Insecurity, Poverty and Environment Global GIS Database for the spatial analysis of links between poverty and environment, and applying the results to current policy issues.

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