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Mapping the Intersection of Poverty, Race and COVID-19

The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income and disadvantaged counties across the United States shows the need for advancing sustainable development across the country. With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 193 members of the United Nations agreed on ending poverty in all forms globally, ensuring healthy lives,

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Using Open-Source Data to Track School Access in Africa

SDGs Today wants your help to map school locations in Africa In 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that six out of ten students did not reach minimum proficiency levels (MPLs) in writing and mathematics by the time they finished primary school.  In Sub-Saharan Africa,

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Paraguayan Rural Youth Face Barriers to Educational Access

Mapping the spatial relationship of schools to secondary school-aged youth in Paraguay points to students in rural communities as the most distanced from schools Although Paraguay has made significant progress in expanding educational opportunities for youth, they still have much headway to make in SDG 4: Promoting a Quality Education.

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