“Our approach ensures that the population estimates are not only based on the best national demographic numbers, but also reflect distribution across the country on a high spatial scale. Having this local-level information can be particularly useful to field teams that require accurate population numbers for development interventions, such as vaccination campaigns,”
says Dr. Claire Dooley, the lead GRID3 South Sudan modeller.
The GRID3 South Sudan team is now working with NBS to design a population estimation survey that will lead to the creation of an even more accurate population dataset. The team will also undertake a range of data production activities in order to support government and humanitarian planning, part of a wider effort to ensure a robust geospatial data future for South Sudan.
The South Sudan population estimates can be accessed through our Data Hub.