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Announcing SDSN TReNDS' New Report: Leaving No One Off The Map

  • 1.  Announcing SDSN TReNDS' New Report: Leaving No One Off The Map

    Posted 23 days ago
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    Now more than ever, it is essential that we understand where people are located, what conditions they are facing, what infrastructure is available, and what basic services they can access. Fortunately, gridded population data have emerged as an important resource for delivering actionable data in challenging circumstances, including in disaster response and health and infectious disease monitoring. Yet, many decision-makers are still unfamiliar with the nuances of each gridded population data product and may lack the knowledge, time, or technical expertise to assess their strengths and weaknesses for potential application. In SDSN TReNDS' new report, Leaving No One Off The Map: A Guide for Gridded Population Data For Sustainable Development, we aim to narrow this knowledge gap by presenting an overview, analysis, and recommendations for the use of gridded population datasets in a wide range of application areas. Additionally, we compare seven gridded population datasets from the POPGRID Data Collaborative, present an intercomparison assessment of the use of different datasets and their varying outputs, address misconceptions, and offer nine guiding criteria to aid users in their selection process. The report is available now in English, Spanish, and French via the links below.




    Alyson Marks
    Communications Manager, SDSN TReNDS