Moussa Bagayoko

Moussa Bagayoko
Designation: Associate Research Scientist, APHRC
Dr. Moussa Bagayoko is an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). He holds a Ph.D. in Public Health Programs Evaluation from the Advanced School of Advanced Studies in Public Health, in Mali, jointly with the University of Bordeaux, France. He has a long track record in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research. Dr. Bagayoko is especially interested in impact evaluation for evidence-based development.

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Applications of nighttime light data in international development research

The increasing availability of remotely-sensed measurements of nighttime light intensity across space and time opens the door to new possibilities to understand how the Earth is changing. These insights can improve decision-making to guide policy, deliver services, and improve governance in near real-time. However, accelerated human modifications of the landscape and human activities are profoundly affecting the processes on the Earth's surface, both locally and globally, creating a variety of challenges for scientists and policymakers in understanding global change and its repercussions.

Machine learning and remote sensing: New evaluation tools, especially to measure land-use

In August 2021, 3ie and New Light Technologies co-led a series of capacity-building workshops with 10 researchers from the African Population and Health Research Center on the potential to use remotely-sensed geospatial data for impact evaluations. This blog is the first in a series of four in which workshop participants reflect on the uses of remotely-sensed and geospatial data.