The Geospatial Analysis for Development, Geo4Dev, Initiative is run in collaboration between New Light Technologies Inc., the Center for Global Action (CEGA) out of UC Berkeley, and 3IE.
It is a hub for rigorous academic research and training that exploits geospatial data for the targeting, design, and evaluation of social and economic development programs. The initiative drives the development of new analytical tools and methods for conducting geospatial analysis across diverse sectors related to poverty and development including agriculture and food security, urbanization, climate change, humanitarian crisis, and disaster response.
The initiative brings together leading researchers, as well as government ministries, NGOs, and private enterprises to inspire novel research collaborations, share knowledge, and build capacity to utilize geospatial data, tools, and approaches.
CEGA is a hub for research on global development. Headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, our large, interdisciplinary network–including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries–identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and promote development.
NLT specializes in providing integrated consulting services, to help organizations achieve and exceed their mission critical objectives. Our broad IT and scientific expertise and partnerships enable us to incorporate best in class technologies and methodologies from across the industry into our solutions for our customers.
3ie funds, produces, quality assures and synthesises rigorous evidence on development effectiveness. We support evaluations and reviews that examine what works, for whom, why and at what cost in low-and middle-income countries.