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Ghermay ArayaJan 20, 2023 1:51:41 PM3 min read

UPDATED: Live Webinar: Leveraging Geospatial and Big Data for Socioeconomic Analysis in Fragile Contexts -  Experience and Applications from Yemen

Update: Our webinar on "Leveraging Geospatial and Big Data for Socioeconomic Analysis in Fragile Contexts: Experience and Applications from Yemen" has now concluded. We shared valuable insights and practical applications in this challenging field. Missed the live session? Don’t worry, you can still gain from the knowledge shared by accessing the recorded webinar here.

The World Bank has been increasingly focused on addressing the challenges presented by Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) contexts, where poverty is rapidly growing and development gains are rapidly diminishing. In particular, conducting socio-economic analysis in FCV settings, such as in the case of Yemen, presents specific and unique challenges that go beyond those encountered in non-FCV settings.

One of the major challenges in FCV contexts is the availability and reliability of data. Traditional data systems are often weak or non-existent, leading to a lack of data availability or data that is significantly delayed or unreliable. 

The advent of big data and geospatial/satellite resources, however, has increased the array of analytical approaches available and has made it possible to advance socio-economic analysis in these complex contexts. This is evident in the recent Yemen Country Economic Memorandum (2022) where satellite imagery, including nighttime illumination data and other novel data instruments, have been used to close the economic knowledge gap.

Join The World Bank along with our Chief Scientist Ran Goldblatt and Senior Data Scientist Garrett Tate on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:30am ET for a discussion about the use of geospatial big data in Fragile, Conflict, and Violence contexts (FCV). During the webinar, our experts will present lessons learned and discuss how novel data and analytical techniques are being used to enhance socio-economic analysis in FCV contexts. A Q&A session will be part of the webinar, so don't miss out on the opportunity to engage with the experts and learn more about this important topic. Register for the webinar and join the conversation on the use of big data in FCV contexts. Learn more about the event by clicking the image below:

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As a leading provider of integrated science, technology, and mission services, New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT) offers a range of capabilities that are particularly relevant to using geospatial big data in Fragile, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) contexts. Based in Washington DC, NLT has a strong reputation for expertise in cloud, agile software development, cybersecurity, data science, geospatial and remote sensing and has access to unique datasets and analytical methods relevant to FCV countries.

With a focus on providing comprehensive consulting, research, digital transformation services, and fit-for-purpose analytics solutions, NLT has a proven track record in a range of industries including emergency management, international development, economics, and health. The company has also pioneered real-time geospatial AI/ML predictive analytics platforms for government and industry and has led the development of novel methods for leveraging satellite imagery to support disaster response, climate resiliency, impact evaluation, and sustainable development missions worldwide.

If you're interested in learning more about how NLT's capabilities can support your organization's efforts to use geospatial big data in FCV contexts, we invite you to visit our website at With our expertise in geospatial and remote sensing, we can help you leverage the power of big data to advance socio-economic analysis and support sustainable development.

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About NLT

New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) is a leading provider of integrated information technology, technical, scientific, consulting, and research services based in Washington, DC. NLT provides a broad range of integrated cloud, agile software development, cybersecurity, data science, geospatial, and workforce services and ready-to-use solutions for customers and offers distinctive capabilities in developing secure cloud-native AI/ML data analytics and decision support tools. The firm also provides unique expertise in developing, implementing, and managing enterprise solutions that enable the collection, integration, modeling and analysis, privacy protection, quality control, visualization, and public release of large-scale datasets and web-based data dissemination platforms.