Tim O'Riordan

Slide: Demographic Data Challenges

Video: Understanding population distributions supports health programmes, census preparation and disaster response

Professor Andy Tatem recently spoke at a virtual event on Geospatial for sustainable agriculture and urban development in Africa organised by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In this recording of his presentation, Professor Tatem gives an overview of our work and shares examples of the impact of our collaborations with UN

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Sarchil Qader presenting the preEA tool, Benin

Benin adopts WorldPop’s ‘preEA’ tool to conduct its first modern, digitised census

Senior Research Fellow Dr Sarchil Qader has recently returned from Benin following three weeks providing intensive GIS training and engaging in field work to assist the country’s National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INStaD), National Institute of Geography (IGN) and the University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), as this west African country prepares for its upcoming

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Edith Darin presenting at IBGE workshop 2022

Working with Brazil’s National Statistics Office as they prepare for their biggest ever census

As Brazil prepares for its biggest ever census, WorldPop Research Fellow Edith Darin presented on bottom-up population modelling last month as part of a two-week workshop at the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE, the Brazilian Statistics Office) in Rio de Janeiro. Edith’s contribution came at an important milestone for the IBGE. In August

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Field surveyors carrying out data collection in wheat field

Exploring satellite datasets and advanced statistical models to estimate crop production in Iraq

Ensuring food security and shaping policy intervention require accurate and timely mapping and monitoring of agricultural dynamics and production. Many low- and middle-income countries do not have sufficient information on agricultural outputs to inform policy decisions and enable field monitoring – especially at the level of individual farms.  This lack of high spatial resolution data

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Photo of a community health worker conducting a survey in the Korail slum, Bangladesh

Finding where population health studies have been conducted to inform climate-health research

A new research project is setting out to unlock the potential of combining health monitoring data with climate datasets that cover the same times and regions to improve our understanding of the impact of climate on human health. With funding from the Wellcome Trust, this 12-month project brings together expertise from afrimapr (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine),

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visualisations of WorldPop datasets

WorldPop, open data for spatial demography

High resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions, their characteristics and changes over time are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions. WorldPop aims to meet these needs through the provision of detailed and open access spatial demographic datasets built using transparent approaches. 

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