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Arab Spatial’s First Six Months

IFPRI Senior Research Analyst   Perrihan Al-Riffai   discusses the progress and promise of Arab Spatial, an open-access database and interactive mapping tool she helped design that houses and geographically displays data on more than 150 indicators of…


A User’s Experience with Arab Spatial

Shahira Emara, GDNet Knowledge Services Manager in the Global Development Network’s Cairo office, shared her thoughts on the new Arab Spatial  tool. How is Arab Spatial beneficial for the Middle East and North Africa region? It’s one platform that…


Introducing Arab Spatial: An Online, Interactive Atlas of the Arab World

The great hope that rose from the Arab awakening is being continually tested—not only by ongoing political unrest, but also by lesser known forces: volatile food prices and supplies, and grinding poverty. Translating hope to better lives rests on…