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Dramatic housing transformation in sub-Saharan Africa revealed

For the first time researchers have succeeded in providing an accurate assessment of urban and rural housing quality in sub-Saharan Africa. By using sophisticated Big Data based geospatial software they have revealed a remarkable development: Between 2000 and 2015 housing with improved water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction has doubled in the region.

The international team behind the new study consists of researchers from the UK, the US, Switzerland, Denmark, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, and South Africa, utilising national and regional Research & Education networks to collaborate and to access and exchange data.

Read how Danish NREN DeiC and GÉANT are enabling and supporting the study on the latest In The Field blog.