Global Information Systems in Development
Global information Systems (GIS) as an industry has been in existence since the early 1960's around the birth of computers.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), drafted by the UN in 2015, have set a number of targets within 17 different goals to be achieved by 2030.
However, many communities, governments, and organizations lack access to this powerful tool to help with monitoring development progress.
Specific to development, GIS can prove to be a powerful tool in the realm of monitoring and evaluation.
In fact, many global information databases have already been developed and are readily available to the public.