- To provide high spatial resolution subnational estimates of unsatisfied basic needs for use by a wide community for interdisciplinary studies of poverty, inequality and the environment.
- The Unsatisfied Basic Needs data set consists of measures of household level wellbeing and access to basic needs (such as adequate housing conditions, water, electricity, sanitation, education, and employment) for subnational administrative units of numerous countries in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. The data products include shapefiles (vector data) and tabular data sets (csv format). Additionally, a data catalog (xls format) containing detailed information and documentation is provided. This data set is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT).
- Recommended Citation:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC, and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical - CIAT. 2005. Poverty Mapping Project: Unsatisfied Basic Needs. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/povmap-unsatisfied-basic-needs. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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- vector, tabular