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Task team:UN - Global Pulse Manager
Collaborative Big Data tool to conduct automated roof counting to monitor povertyCost: FREE
In the Northern Uganda region, as in many African countries, where poverty levels are high and the majority of population is rural, a proxy indicator of poverty is the type of roof at the household.