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Using gridded population data for inclusive mapping and sustainable development

1 Oct - 13:12 SAST

By UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics has published a guide explaining why and to which purpose gridded data is useful in a wide range of application areas, such as in disaster response, health interventions, and survey planning.

Reliable and timely population data linked to location are key, and traditional data sources, such as household surveys and population censuses present a range of geographic, temporal, and logistical challenges. Gridded population data have emerged as an important resource for delivering...

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Using gridded population data for inclusive mapping and sustainable development

1 Oct - 13:12 SAST
Gridded population data have emerged as an important resource for delivering actionable data.
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