Geospatial technologies are revolutionizing the economy and improving lives, but not all benefit. How can we bridge the “geospatial digital divide”?
Earth from space. © NASA

Watch a conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and former President James Wolfensohn on fighting corruption.
Anti-Corruption sign in Namibia. © Philip Schuler/World Bank

To meet its energy needs, India has installed solar parks on large tracts of unused land and the market for rooftop solar has also begun to take off.
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Energy commodity prices surged 8% in November—the fifth consecutive monthly gain—led by a 9% increase in oil prices. Agriculture prices made marginal gains as a 1% decline in beverages was balanced by a 1% increase in food prices, notably natural rubber (down%) and cotton (off 2%). Fertilizer prices declined 3%, led by a 6% drop in Urea.

Metals and mineral prices were unchanged. Gains in nickel and iron ore were balanced by declines in lead and aluminum. Precious metals prices rose marginally. Read More>>


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