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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 15 March 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2017-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.
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  • Updated 7 March 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.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 21 February 2022 | Dataset date: September 10, 2019-August 12, 2022
    Statistiques des populations : population désagrégée par âge et sexe pour toutes les zones de santé du pays.
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 17 February 2022 | Dataset date: November 30, 2015-August 12, 2022
    Kuwait - Subnational Administrative Boundaries, sourced from GADM (www.gadm.org)
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  • Updated 9 February 2022 | Dataset date: January 13, 2022-August 12, 2022
    Costa Rica administrative level 0-3 2021 boundaries These layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Costa Rica - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
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  • Zimbabwe administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province), 2 (district) and 3 (ward) boundary polygon, line, and point shapefiles, geodatabase, and live services, and gazetteer. Please note that administrative level 3 (ward) features are identified numerically. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These shapefiles are suitable for linkage by P-code to the Zimbabwe - Subnational Population Statistics CSV population statistics tables.
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  • Updated 3 February 2022 | Dataset date: December 31, 2010-August 12, 2022
    Madagascar administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), 2 (district), 3 (commune), and 4 (fokontany) boundary and line shapefiles, geodatabase, and gazetteer. These boundary shapefiles are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Madagascar - Subnational Population Statistics population statistics CSV tables. (A Look Up Table of P-codes and related BNGRC codes has also been provided, should linkages to the BNGRC Admin 1 & 2 codes be required for disaster response purposes.)
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  • Updated 3 February 2022 | Dataset date: September 28, 2018-September 28, 2018
    Madagascar administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), 2 (district), 3 (commune), and 4 (fokontany) 2018 population statistics and gazetteer These CSV tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Madagascar administrative level 0 - 4 boundaries shapefiles.
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  • Updated 2 February 2022 | Dataset date: February 02, 2022-August 12, 2022
    These tables are suitable database or GIS links to the Vanuatu - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers. REFERENCE YEAR: 2022 Each administrative level 2 feature is designated entirely 'urban' or 'rural'. ("Port Vila" [VU05002] and "Luganville' [VU02001] are the only 'urban' features.) Additional administrative level 0 and 1 tables in the spreadsheet disaggregate the urban and rural data.
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  • Updated 31 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 18, 2022-August 12, 2022
    Ukraine administrative level 0-4 boundaries. See caveats. The administrative level 0 and 1 layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Ukraine - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
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  • Updated 27 January 2022 | Dataset date: August 17, 2017-August 12, 2022
    Thailand administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province), 2 (district), and 3 (sub-district, tambon) boundaries Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. The administrative level 0 and 1 shapefiles and geodatabase features are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Thailand - Subnational Population Statistics tables. 6 November 2019 update: Table with feature areas added
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  • Updated 26 January 2022 | Dataset date: February 05, 2018-August 12, 2022
    Tonga administrative level 0 (country), 1 (division), 2 (district), and 3 (village) boundary polygons The official administrative boundary exclude large, apparently uninhabited areas of most larger islands and completely exclude many small islands. Therefore this dataset includes two additional layers: "Tonga administrative level 1 (division) boundary polygons - cartographic version", and "Tonga administrative level 0 (country) boundary polygons - cartographic version". To the extent that available geographic data permit, these layers cover all Tongan land and are P-coded to administrative level 0 and 1 respectively. These boundary files are suitable for GIS or database joins to the Tonga administrative level 0, 1, 2, and 3 population statistics The disbursed nature of this archipelago country does not make it suitable for EMF mapping.
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  • Updated 21 January 2022 | Dataset date: August 15, 2018-August 12, 2022
    South Sudan administrative levels 0 (country), 1 (state), and 2 (county) boundary polygon, line, and point shapefiles and gazetteer; Abyei boundary polygon shapefile and live services. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. This administrative boundaries Common Operational Database (COD-AB) was endorsed by the South Sudan Inter Cluster Coordinating Group (ICCG) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) on August 14, 2018. These boundary files are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the South Sudan - Subnational Population Statistics tables available on HDX. United Nations users are advised that the following caveats (in addition to the standard caveats) should be applied to maps of Sudan and South Sudan: English: Final boundary between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan has not yet been determined. French: Le tracé définitif de la frontière entre la République du Soudan et la République du Soudan du Sud n’a pas encore été défini. Spanish: Las fronteras definitivas entre la República del Sudán y la República de Sudán del Sur no se han determinado todavía. Arabic: لم تتقرر بعد الحدود النهائية بين جمهورية السودان وجمهورية جنوب السودان. Chinese: 苏丹共和国和南苏丹共和国之间的最终边界尚未确定 Russian: Окончательная граница между Республикой Судан и Республикой Южный Судан до сих пор не определена. And for the Abyei region: English: Final status of the Abyei area is not yet determined. French: Le statut définitif de la zone d’Abyei n’est pas encore déterminé. Spanish: Todavía no se ha determinado el estatuto definitive de la zona de Abyei. Arabic: لم يتقرر بعد الوضع النهائي لمنطقة أبيي. Chinese: 阿卜耶伊地区的最终地位尚未确定 Russian: Окончательный статус Абьея до сих пор не определен.
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  • Updated 20 January 2022 | Dataset date: July 22, 2021-August 12, 2022
    Sao Tome and Principe administrative level 0-2 sex and age disaggregated 2021 projected population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2021 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sao Tome and Principe - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
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  • Updated 14 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 13, 2022-August 12, 2022
    Costa Rica administrative level 0-3 sex and age disaggregated 2021 projected population statistics These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Costa Rica - Subnational Administrative Boundaries layers.
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  • Updated 12 January 2022 | Dataset date: August 17, 2020-August 12, 2022
    Admin Level 1 Boundaries (Provinces) and Admin Level 2 Boundaries (Districts) of São Tomé and Principé REFERENCE YEAR: 2020 The dataset represents the provinces and districts of São Tomé and Principé with harmonized PCODE of ROWCA and Humanitarian Response pcodes. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sao Tome and Principe - Subnational Population Statistics.
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 11 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2022-December 31, 2022
    Turkey Refugee Camps
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 11 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 2022-December 31, 2022
    Turkey Rivers
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  • Updated 4 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 12, 2020-August 12, 2022
    Togo administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), and 2 (prefecture) boundaries Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Togo - Subnational Population Statistics tables for administrative levels 0-1. (The COD-PS administrative level 2 features cannot be updated.)
    2800+ Downloads
    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 4 January 2022 | Dataset date: August 16, 2017-August 12, 2022
    The geodata represents the 4 provinces, 14 districts, 167 chiefdoms, 1316 counties, Corrected and cleaned with ITOS' help Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. The administrative level 0-3 shapefiles and geodatabase features are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sierra Leone administrative levels 0-3 sex-disaggregated population statistics CSV tables.
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 4 January 2022 | Dataset date: April 30, 2019-August 12, 2022
    Senegal administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region, région), 2 (department, département), and 3 (arrondissement) boundary polygons and lines. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. Updated November 2018 Updated August 2017 (harmonization of codes following the IMWG meeting eg SN010101) according to the COD databases approved by the RO in January 2016; See metadata for description of ITOS cleaning and processing. The dataset represents Admin level 0 (International), Admin Level 1 (Region), Admin Level 2 (Departement), Admin Level 3 (Arrondissement).
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 3 January 2022 | Dataset date: January 15, 2021-January 15, 2021
    Syria Administrative boundaries for levels 0 - 4, with Arabic Names, English Names, and p-codes. Geodatabase maintains Arabic names better than shapefile Note that Admin 4 is the populated places layer. Admin Level 1= Governorate = Mohafaza Admin Level 2 = District = Mantika Admin Level 3 = Sub-district= Nahya Populated places (also known as "Admin Level 4") = City or Village Dataset organization: Administrative boundary resources (shapefiles, geodatabases. and gazetteer) are separate from the populated places shapefiles resources except the live geoservices, which provide both administrative boundaries and populated places. Most Recent Changes: 15 January 2021 ITOS geoservices, shapefile, and geodatabase for populated places ("administrative level 4") added. 12 January 2021 ITOS geoservices, shapefiles, and geodatabase added. EMF files added. ITOS gazetteer added. 18-August-2020 added 327 Communities. 21-March-2019 added 14 Communities. 19-Dec-2018 Use the Neighborhood as point loaded in the same layer/ Excel file called as a humanitarian Location added 11 Communities. 01-July-2018 added 1528 Communities and some localities moved to their accurate locations 31-Jan-2018- added 91 populated places and areas, some localities moved to their accurate locations, essential change in the admin boundary in Tartous Governorate at Admin 2 and Admin 3 1-June-2017- added 24 populated places and areas 22-Feb-2017- added three populated places and fixed some typos in admin4 and neighborhoods 04-Oct-2016 - Added two populated places 20-Sept-2016 - Built-up polygonal layer was created so that for each populated place there is a corresponding built-up poplygon; Added populated places based on feedback from humanitarian partners ; Neighborhood layer now includes 11 main cities with new p-codes ; column names follow global standard; reference names are unique both in English and Arabic 12-Jan-2014 - Shape file version posted. UTF-8 has been used to enable the correct display of Arabic characters. 19-May-2013 - New features added to Admin4 ; English Names edited to be consistent in all Admin levels; locations of few communities adjusted 07-Jan-2013 - Column with Capitals of Administrative Units (1 - 3) added to Populated Places (Admin 4). No changes. 19-Dec-2012 - Minor change: erroneous Admin 1 p-code for the populated place Arab Elmalik Jerkes (p-code = C3571) corrected (from SY010 to SY10). 12-Dec-2012 - Added neighborhoods , currently Damascus only. Added "C" as leading character of pcodes at level 4 (populated places) to ensure uniqueness. The digits remain the same from earlier versions. 24-Sep-2012 - Consolidated spelling between all 4 levels for all admin levels. Pcodes added. 24-Aug-2012 - Shapefile versions added. Exported from the geodatabase version of 30-June-2011. 30-Jun-2012 - Topology cleaned, underscores removed from admin names. Languages: EN AR
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  • Updated 31 December 2021 | Dataset date: October 31, 2021-August 12, 2022
    The villages and towns of Niger with harmonized PCODE of ROWCA and codification of capitals. The data of administrative boundaries comes from IGNN and is updated by OCHA/ROWCA.
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    This dataset updates: Every year
  • Updated 31 December 2021 | Dataset date: July 27, 2021-August 12, 2022
    Equatorial Guinea administrative level 0-2 Subnational Administrative Boundaries
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    This dataset updates: As needed
  • Updated 31 December 2021 | Dataset date: August 11, 2017-August 12, 2022
    First and second administrative boundaries (regions and districts) of the Gambia The dataset displays the first administrative boundaries (divisions) of the Gambia
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