Resource Watch

Resource Watch

Developed by: World Resources Institute and over 40 partners

Launched in 2017; Updated on a regular basis

Why Use the Tool

Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and residents. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more. Resource Watch allows the user to track social and ecological changes with timely, regularly-updated data in customizable dashboards.

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Past Use Cases

Datasets and maps

Case Study

USAID used it to monitor tree cover loss in the Philippines; other case studies on the Resource Watch blog.

Additional Guidance:

Questions? Visit Resource Watch’s “How To” site.