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Ghermay ArayaJun 2, 2023 3:42:29 PM3 min read

Leveraging Data Science for Understanding the Consequences of Armed Conflicts


A recent publication by the World Bank sheds light on the significant role of data science and geospatial data in comprehending the consequences of war. Our team at New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT) is privileged to have contributed to this important analytical endeavor. Through the utilization of extensive economic and remote sensing data, we have provided quantitative and qualitative analysis and insights for global economists and policymakers. This blog explores some of the work behind the Yemen Country Economic Memorandum 2022 (YCEM22) and highlights NLT's expertise in leveraging geospatial big data in Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) contexts.

Analyzing the Consequences of Armed Conflict:

The Yemen Country Economic Memorandum 2022 (YCEM22) is a collaborative effort involving experts from various governmental, international organizations, academia, and the private sector, led by Gianluca Mele (Lead Economist

and Program Leader; Task Team Leader) and Sharad Tandon (Senior Economist; co-Task Team Leader). It illustrates the use of innovative, technologically advanced data-gathering methodologies to overcome data constraints and  encompasses a wide range of contributions, resulting in a comprehensive and high-quality analysis of the economic impacts of the armed conflict in Yemen. The gathered data has been crucial in understanding the consequences of the war and informing strategies for sustainable development.

 “The World Bank’s new report on Yemen’s economic situation, calls attention to the challenges faced by the country and the opportunities for recovery and growth. The report, titled Yemen Country Economic Memorandum: Glimmers of Hope in Dark Times,” uses innovative and technologically advanced data-gathering methodologies to overcome data constraints and provides a comprehensive analysis of the current economic situation in the country.” -Source: World Bank Blog




NLT's Expertise in Geospatial Big Data:

As a leading provider of integrated science, technology, and mission services, NLT brings its extensive capabilities to the table when it comes to utilizing geospatial big data in FCV contexts. Based in Washington DC, NLT has a strong reputation for its expertise in cloud computing, agile software development, cybersecurity, data science, social sciences and remote sensing. With access to unique datasets and analytical methods, coupled with advanced capabilities for analysis of big data, NLT has established itself as a trusted partner in various industries, including emergency management, international development, economics, and public health.





Driving Sustainable Development through Geospatial Analytics:

NLT's focus lies in providing comprehensive consulting, research, digital transformation services, and fit-for-purpose analytics solutions that are tailored to its clients needs. The company has a proven track record in developing real-time geospatial AI/ML predictive analytics platforms for government and industry. Furthermore, NLT has been playing a pioneering role in leveraging satellite imagery to support disaster response, climate resiliency, impact evaluation, and sustainable development missions worldwide. By harnessing the power of big data and geospatial insights, NLT aims to advance socio-economic analysis and support sustainable development initiatives.



The World Bank's recent YCEM22 publication highlights the critical role of data science, innovative data sources and big geo-data in understanding the consequences of armed conflicts. NLT is proud to have contributed to this analytical effort, utilizing geospatial big data to provide valuable insights to economists and policymakers. With its expertise in cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, and remote sensing, NLT offers a range of capabilities that are particularly relevant in Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) contexts. To learn more about how NLT's expertise can support your organization's efforts in utilizing geospatial big data, please visit our website at Together, we can drive sustainable development and create a positive impact.

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