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

https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/reversing-the-geospatial-digital-divide-one-step-or-leap-at-a-time-2fdd13cf7405
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Watch a conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and former President James Wolfensohn on fighting corruption.

http://live.worldbank.org/anti-corruption-week-2017
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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.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/12/07/india-transforms-market-for-rooftop-solar
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