D8 Open Data for Agriculture Presentation by Perri Al-Riffai, IFPRI

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Presentation by Perri Al-Riffai, IFPRI at the D8 Open Data for Agriculture Side event at IFPRI on May 1, 2013.

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D8 Open Data for Agriculture Presentation by Perri Al-Riffai, IFPRI

  1. 1. Arab Spatial: Development and Food SecurityAtlasIFPRI Headquarters - Washington D.C.www.ifpri.orgwww.arabspatial.orgD8Open Data for Agriculture Side Event at IFPRIMay 1, 2013
  2. 2. Arab Spatial: An online database and web-mapping tool with more than 150food security and development-related indicatorsArab Spatial Development and Food Security Atlas
  3. 3. Who is Arab Spatial for• Research community• National agencies that influence policyand, decision-makers• Donors and international aid organizations– Design, implement, monitor and evaluate individualsocial investment projects– Coordinate cross-sectoral investment projects as well asmulti-donor investment projects within geographic units
  4. 4. The “Special” in Arab Spatial
  5. 5.  First interactive Atlas for the Arab World Based on a consistent conceptual framework offood security for development Innovative mapping concept and technology Flexible to accommodate any number of layers atnational, subnational, and pixel levels Dynamic display of indicators over time Download of maps (as .csv & .shp) and meta data(as .xlsx)Arab Spatial
  6. 6. StrengthsLinks food security with economic developmentFlexible platform that can house a wide range ofvariables– Economy– Sectoral level– HouseholdProvides the “big picture” by mapping multiplevariables in one viewProvides time series data for downloadOvercomes data availability limitations
  7. 7. Conceptual Framework
  8. 8. Arab SpatialBased on consistent conceptual framework of food securityhttp://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp01166.pdf
  9. 9. Open data sources usedWDIWHOFAOAndManyOthersICARDAIFPRINASA/NOAA
  10. 10. Multi Layer AnalysisNational and subnational levels
  11. 11. Egypt: Infrastructure and agriculture
  12. 12. Egypt: Infrastructure around the AswanHigh Dam
  13. 13. Saudi Arabia: Population density
  14. 14. Yemen: Stunting by governorate
  15. 15. DynamicsConflict in Sudan
  16. 16. Efficiency andeffectiveness
  17. 17. Who is Arab Spatial for• Research community• National agencies that influence policy anddecision-makers• Donors and international aid organizations– Design, implement, monitor and evaluate individualsocial (and other) investment projects– Coordinate cross-sectoral investment projects as well asmulti-donor investment projects within geographic units
  18. 18. Geo-tagging projects and surrounding areasfor project M&ELocation of population centers, local markets, and health facilities in Bajil District (Yemen)Source: Own representation based on 2004-05 HFS data and CSO (2004)
  19. 19. Going Forward
  20. 20. Add tools for cross- and inter-country correlationand trend analyses and comparative statistics (scatterplots, bar charts, summary tables)Link to e-libraries for improved use as data sharingplatformExpand to incorporate country-specific atlaseswithin the Arab World (Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Spatial) andbeyondBe part of an all encompassing Knowledge Platformfor the Arab World
  21. 21. Move from this….
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