A geospatial framework for the analysis of poverty and environment links
Environment and natural resources working paper 25
A GEOSPATIAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE ANALYSIS OF POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENT LINKS





FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2006

Download ZIP version 925 kb


The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or of the International Fund for Agricultural Development concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non- commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to the Chief, Publishing Management Service, Information Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy or by e- mail to copyright@fao.org

© FAO 2006


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I (501 KB)

Foreword
Abstract
Acknowledgement
Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The demand for better information

The Summit decade and the emergence of a global anti-poverty agenda
Global monitoring and assessment products
The search for indicators
The Summit decade and the emergence of a global anti-poverty agenda
Chapter 3 - The millennium consensus
The millennium goals and targets
The millennium indicators
Chapter 4 - The added value of georeferenced information
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their uses
The FIVIMS initiative
The food insecurity, poverty and environment global GIS database(FGGD)
Part II (613 KB)

Chapter 5 - Evolution in the use of global GIS maps for poverty analysis
Uses and limitations of early global statistical maps
Early application of a global GIS-based approach to evaluate the influence of geography on poverty and malnutrition
The millennium project and the millennium assessment report
Chapter 6 - Possible applications of the FGGD
References
Annex 1 - Proposed FIVIMS-related indicators for WFS monitoring compared with other UN system lists
References
Annex 2 - Content of the FGGD and digital atlas for the year 2000 FAO Environment and Natural Resources papers