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Common Operational Datasets (CODs) are authoritative reference datasets needed to support operations and decision-making for all actors in a humanitarian response. CODs are 'best available' datasets that ensure consistency and simplify the discovery and exchange of key data.

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  • Updated 19 May 2022 | Dataset date: July 08, 2021-May 27, 2022
    Chile administrative level 0-3 projected 2022 sex and age disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Chile - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 18 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 18, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Colombia administrative level 0-2 projected 2022 sex and age disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Colombia - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2_PCODE fields.
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  • Updated 18 May 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2018-December 31, 2022
    This dataset was compiled by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team and partners. It provides the Humanitarian Country Team’s shared understanding of the crisis, including the most pressing humanitarian need and the estimated number of people who need assistance, and represents a consolidated evidence base and helps inform joint strategic response planning. Intersectoral People in Need 2022: For the 2022 Humanitarian Needs Overview, Yemen applied the enhanced HPC approach and the corresponding IASC Joint Inter-sector Analysis Framework (JIAF) global guidance. More details in the methodology of the HNO 2022 in the below link. https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen_HNO_2022%20-%20Final%20Version%20%281%29.pdf Cluster People in Need 2022: The data file contains people in need for 2022 per cluster. The data approved for use by the Humanitarian Country Team and it’s based on the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2022 in Yemen. The tables are suitable for database or GIS linkages to the Yemen – Administrative Boundaries. The full Humanitarian Needs Overview available in the below link: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen_HNO_2022%20-%20Final%20Version%20%281%29.pdf Yemen Population estimates for 2022: The data contains population estimates for 2022. The projections are based on 2004 Census data. The population figures are dis-aggregated by governorate and district levels, both containing p-codes. The data is further dis-aggregated by sex and age groups. The data approved for use by the Humanitarian Country Team and used in Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) for Yemen in 2022. These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Yemen - Administrative Boundaries boundaries. Intersectoral People in Need 2021: For the 2021 Humanitarian Needs Overview, Yemen applied the enhanced HPC approach and the corresponding IASC Joint Inter-sector Analysis Framework (JIAF) global guidance. More details in the methodology of the HNO 2021 in the below link. https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen_HNO_2021_Final.pdf Cluster People in Need 2021: The data file contains people in need for 2021 per cluster. The data approved for use by the Humanitarian Country Team and it’s based on the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2021 in Yemen. The tables are suitable for database or GIS linkages to the Yemen – Administrative Boundaries. The full Humanitarian Needs Overview available in the below link: https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Yemen_HNO_2021_Final.pdf Yemen Population estimates for 2021: The data contains population estimates for 2021. The projections are based on 2004 Census data. The population figures are dis-aggregated by governorate and district levels, both containing p-codes. The data is further dis-aggregated by sex and age groups. The data approved for use by the Humanitarian Country Team and used in Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) for Yemen in 2021. These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Yemen - Administrative Boundaries boundaries.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 17 May 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2015-December 31, 2020
    The Common Operational Datasets is a tool that can help coordinators and managers from government agencies and humanitarian organizations determine the population demographics for advocacy, fundraising and programming at the very onset of an emergency. These CODs work by automatically providing the user with a simple way to access the ‘best available baseline data’ for the Philippines and subnational levels in consideration of the availability, scope, limitation, and quality of data coming from various government sources.
    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 17 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 05, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Sri Lanka administrative level 0-2 projected sex and age disaggregated 2022 population statistics with standard five-year age groups and special age 15-17 and 18-24 variants REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sri Lanka - Subnational Administrative Boundaries using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2_PCODE fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 16 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 16, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Guatemala administrative level 0-2 projected 2022 age and sex disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 Please see caveat about administrative level 2. These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Guatemala - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2-PCODE fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 13 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 03, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Cuba administrative level 0-2 sex and age disaggregated 2020 projected population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2020 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Cuba - Subnational Administrative Boundaries using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2_PCODE fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Moldova administrative level 0-1 boundaries
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  • Updated 13 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 13, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Paraguay administrative level 0-2 projected 2022 sex and age disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Paraguay - Subnational Administrative Boundaries using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2_Pcode fields.
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  • United Arab Emirates - Administrative Boundaries, Populated Places
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  • Updated 4 May 2022 | Dataset date: September 30, 2020-May 27, 2022
    Brazil administrative level 0-1 projected 2022 sex and age disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Brazil - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers using the ADM0 and ADM1_PCODE fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 3 May 2022 | Dataset date: March 09, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Romania administrative level 0-2 boundaries and gazetteer These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Romania - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, and ADM2_PCODE attribute fields.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 28 April 2022 | Dataset date: August 04, 2021-May 27, 2022
    El Salvador administrative level 0-2 sex and age disaggregated 2022 projected population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the El Salvador - Subnational Administrative Boundaries using the ADM0_PCODE, ADM1_PCODE, and ADM2_PCODE fields.
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  • Updated 26 April 2022 | Dataset date: December 31, 2020-December 31, 2022
    This dataset contains the people in need per oblast and planning figures per cluster. The dataset is produced by the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with humanitarian partners.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 26 April 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2018-December 31, 2022
    This dataset contains the people in need by department, commune and sector. The dataset is produced by the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with humanitarian partners.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 20 April 2022 | Dataset date: September 13, 2019-May 27, 2022
    Armenia administrative level 0-1 projected 2022 population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2021 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Armenia - Subnational Administrative Boundaries using the administrative level 0 and 1 P-codes.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 20 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 20, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Bahamas administrative level 0 age and sex disaggregated 2022 projected population statistics REFERENCE YEAR 2022
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  • Updated 19 April 2022 | Dataset date: May 07, 2019-May 27, 2022
    Antigua and Barbuda administrative level 0 projected 2022 population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022
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  • Updated 19 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 19, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Poland administrative level 0-2 shapefiles, geodatabase, and gazetteer Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundary files are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Poland - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
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  • Updated 14 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 14, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Angola administrative level 0-2 sex and age disaggregated 2022 projected population statistics These CSV tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the administrative level 0-2 shapefiles.
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  • Updated 13 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 13, 2022-May 27, 2022
    State of Palestine administrative level 0-1 sex and age disaggregated 2022 population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the State of Palestine - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 6 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 06, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of) administrative level 0-1 sex and age disaggregated 2022 projected population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Subnational Administrative Boundaries boundaries.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 6 April 2022 | Dataset date: April 06, 2022-May 27, 2022
    Panama administrative level 0-1 sex and age disaggregated 2021 projected population statistics Reference year: 2022 These tables are suitable for GIS or database linkage to the Panama - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Settlement extents are polygons representing areas where there is likely a human settlement based on the presence of buildings detected in satellite imagery. Settlement extents are not meant to represent the boundaries of an administrative unit or locality. A single settlement extent may be made up of multiple localities, especially in urban areas. Each settlement extent has an associated population estimate. Provided is information on the common operational boundary that the extent fully resides within along with their associated place codes (PCodes). The data are in geodatabase format and consist of a single-feature class. This data product contains all information contained in the previous “GRID3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Settlement Extents, Version 01.01” product, with updates. Updates in this version include: The addition of the WorldPop GRID3 Gridded Population Estimates for Age and Sex in Kinshasa, Kongo-Central, Kwango, Kwilu, and Mai-Ndombe provinces . This work has been undertaken as part of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) programme. The programme is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. It is implemented by the Flowminder Foundation, WorldPop at the University of Southampton, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. Suggested Data Set Citation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University and Novel-T. 2022. GRID3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Settlement Extents, Version 01.02. Palisades, NY: Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3). https://doi.org/10.7916/hbr4-ve53 . Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Settlement extents are polygons representing areas where there is likely a human settlement based on the presence of buildings detected in satellite imagery. Settlement extents are not meant to represent the boundaries of an administrative unit or locality. A single settlement extent may be made up of multiple localities, especially in urban areas. Each settlement extent has an associated population estimate. Provided is information on the common operational boundary that the extent fully resides within along with their associated place codes (PCodes). The data are in geodatabase format and consist of a single-feature class. This data product contains all information contained in the previous “GRID3 Nigeria Settlement Extents, Version 01.01” product, with updates. Updates in this version include: The addition of the WorldPop GRID3 Gridded Population Estimates for Age and Sex. This work has been undertaken as part of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) programme. The programme is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. It is implemented by the Flowminder Foundation, WorldPop at the University of Southampton, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. Suggested Data Set Citation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University and Novel-T. 2022. GRID3 Nigeria Settlement Extents, Version 01.02. Palisades, NY: Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3). https://doi.org/10.7916/1tb8-bm49 . Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR
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    This dataset updates: As needed