Fast Company: This new tool pinpoints the communities most in need of disaster relief

Fast Company: This new tool pinpoints the communities most in need of disaster relief. “A partnership between GiveDirectly and Google.org aims to smooth the process of delivering funds to the people who require them most urgently. The charity, the largest in the world that assists via direct cash transfers only, and the tech giant have launched Delphi, an online tool that allows aid organizations to pinpoint the specific locations, down to granular zip-code level, most in need of assistance. The data-driven effort creates scores based on the overlap between two metrics—poverty level and destruction of property—then ranks and shows those neighborhoods visually in Google Maps.”

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