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    This page allows you to visualise the Bangladesh poverty maps available on the WorldPop website. These maps were created using Bayesian model-based geostatistics in combination with high resolution gridded spatial covariates and aggregated mobile phone data applied to geolocated household survey data on poverty from the DHS wealth index, the Progress out of Poverty Index, and household income. Citation: Steele, J. E. et al. Mapping poverty using mobile phone and satellite data. J. R. Soc. Interface 14, 20160690 (2017). Online here: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/127/20160690








    Estimates for Bangladesh showing poverty based on the DHS wealth index predicted at the Upazila sub-district level, and predicted at fine-scale polygons created by estimating mobile phone tower coverage. Swipe to see the improved resolution in poverty estimates achieved by using mobile data and satellite data.











    Estimates for Bangladesh showing poverty based on the DHS wealth index predicted at the Upazila sub-district level. Hover over a polygon to see the Upazila name and associated predicted mean wealth index score.