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This paper evaluates the benefits of combining household surveys with satellite and other geospatial data to generate small area estimates of non-monetary poverty. Using data from Tanzania and Sri Lanka and applying a household-level empirical best (EB) predictor mixed model, we find that combining survey data with geospatial data significantly improves both the precision and accuracy of our non-monetary poverty estimates. While the EB predictor model moderately underestimates standard errorsdoi:10.3233/sji-210902 fatcat:uw43245elffotegg5elq2y3axu