Lots of people might imagine that developing countries have very little data available. When I started working for ILRI and IWMI, I was in fact astonished by the diversity of data available also in form of geographical layers. Clearly, there is less data and less accurate data for developing countries like Ethiopia, then for developed countries like the Netherlands.
Nonetheless, when i started working in Ethiopia there was no list of the geographical layer available for the Blue Nile. My first internal report for the NBDC project gives this overview and performs a similarity analysis allowing to identify locations with similar bio-physical and socio-economic spatial patterns.
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