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Esri Enters Into Memorandum of Understanding with World Bank


New Agreement Integrates Location Intelligence into World Bank
Software and Initiatives

the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has
entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the World Bank, an
international organization with the mission to reduce global poverty.
Under the agreement, Esri software geoenables the World Bank's Survey
Solutions software, allowing staff to improve accuracy and quicken the
kinds of data collection, analysis, and decision-making that countries
need to address the most urgent development challenges.

The World Bank and Esri are leaders in their respective fields and share
the objective of creating a sustainable way of life for all people
around the world. The organizations will collaborate to deliver
solutions that integrate Esri's spatial analytics technology into the
World Bank's Survey Solutions and Cloud for Development. Esri's tools
will bring real-time data collection and visualization to these
solutions, particularly as they relate to Census 2020.

"The World Bank has an impressive goal: to end extreme poverty and boost
shared prosperity," said Linda Peters, Esri global business development
manager. "The complex challenges of sustainable development that the
World Bank faces underscore the need for geospatial data and tools for
users to understand how to help the most people possible."

The World Bank's Survey Solutions is a computer-assisted personal
interviewing (CAPI) software that helps build capacity for data
collection and analysis in developing nations. Survey Solutions does
this by offering national statistical agencies and other institutions
involved in data collection a cost-effective and sustainable solution
for conducting surveys. Providing a location component to survey data
collection enables field teams to cover populations more efficiently and
accurately and begin to put into action a global statistical geospatial

"This agreement with Esri will allow users of Survey Solutions to
collect both standard survey data and GIS data," said Michael Lokshin,
manager of the Survey Unit, Development Economics, at the World Bank.
"Now, our clients in developing countries have a free and powerful
platform to collect data in a wide range of surveys. For example, in
agricultural surveys, using high-resolution satellite imagery can
improve precision and reduce [the] time it takes to measure land plots."

To learn more about Esri's capabilities and commitment to supporting the
global community in the quest for sustainability through better mapping
and spatial information, visit

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS)
software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics
technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the
full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world's largest cities, most national governments,
75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to
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