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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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  • Poland administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Poland - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Romania administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Romania - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Chad administrative level 0-3 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Chad - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Togo administrative level 0-3 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Togo - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Sierra Leone administrative level 0-4 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sierra Leone - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Updated 11 June 2022 | Dataset date: January 05, 2022-July 01, 2022
    South Sudan administrative level 0-2 2022 population estimates. REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 Dataset updated by OCHA 2020. This population statistics Common Operational Database (COD-PS) was endorsed the Government and South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics in November 2020. These tables are suitable for database or GIS link to the South Sudan - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
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  • Niger administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Niger - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Updated 9 June 2022 | Dataset date: May 25, 2021-July 01, 2022
    GAZETTEER CORRECTED 2022_06_09. Some records in the ADM3 and ADM4 tabs had incorrect ADM1_PCODE values. Rwanda administrative level 0-3 sex and age disaggregated 2020 population statistics projections REFERENCE YEAR: 2020 These CSV tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Rwanda - Subnational Administrative Boundaries on HDX.
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  • GAZETTEER CORRECTED 2022_06_09. Some records in the ADM3 and ADM4 tabs had incorrect ADM1_PCODE values. The Admin boundary shapefiles for Rwanda since 2006. The shapefile was created in 2006 and updated by the 2012 Census mapping. It was updated again on 17 Oct 2017. These administrative level 0-3 shapefiles are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Rwanda - Subnational Population Statistics tables. 02 October 2018 update: Administrative level 1 (province) P-codes corrected at all levels. 27 September 2018 update: Administrative level 0 (country) feature attributes corrected at all levels. 19 October 2018 update: to Administrative levels 0 - 3: Standardized P-codes, based on the pre-existing numeric codes added Lake Kivu extent removed Corrections made to two administrative level 1 names in the administrative level 3 (sector) shapefile 21 September 2018 update: Administrative level 4 P-coded
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  • Mali administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Mali - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Republic of Moldova administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Republic of Moldova - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Liberia administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Benin - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Kuwait administrative level 0-1 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Benin - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Guinea-Bissau administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Guinea-Bissau - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Updated 7 June 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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  • Guinea administrative level 0-3 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Guinea - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Ghana administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Ghana - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, or ADM2_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Cameroon administrative level 0-3 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Cameroon - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Côte d'Ivoire administrative level 0-3 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Côte d'Ivoire - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Central African Republic administrative level 0-3 and Bangui level 4 gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Central African Republic - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Burkina Faso administrative level 0-3 COD-EM edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Burkina Faso - Subnational Population Statistics tables using the ADM0, ADM1, ADM2, and ADM3_PCODE fields. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Benin administrative level 0-2 edge-matched gazetteer, shapefiles, geodatabase, and geoservice. COD-EM datasets do not replace the authoritative COD-AB available here; however COD-EM datasets may be preferred for cartographic purposes. See caveats. These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Benin - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Sri Lanka administrative levels 0 (country), 1 (province), 2 (district), 3 (divisional secretariat) and 4 (grama niladhari) boundary shapefiles, geodatabase, EMF files, and gazetteer These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sri Lanka - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
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  • Updated 31 May 2022 | Dataset date: May 21, 2005-May 21, 2005
    Settlements with administrative Class (eg: 1=Country capital, 2=Province capital, 3=District capital…) The dataset represents the settlements of São Tomé and Principé with harmonized PCODE of ROWCA and Humanitarian Response pcodes
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  • Updated 31 May 2022 | Dataset date: August 04, 2021-July 01, 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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