Nearly 100 organisations have registered with HDX, and the site holds over 1,400 humanitarian datasets.  To help you find your way around, we have created a new browse page that provides an overview of the HDX data collection by location, topic and organization. This new interface will help you find what you are looking for, and discover new data that you didn’t know existed.

You can hover over each country on the world map to see how much data is available. HDX has two categories of data – approximately 130 quality-controlled and comparable curated indicators, and several hundred user-contributed datasets, such as the Somalian land rights and security assessment data recently shared by the Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention. The browse page also organises the data into 11 top-level topics, ranging from health and the economy to logistics and humanitarian funding.

Continuous browse

Have you ever noticed our continuous browse feature at the bottom of dataset pages? It provides information on how a dataset relates to other data in HDX, how many times HDX users have downloaded the data, and which users are following the data. By following a dataset, registered users can see the changes that contributors have made to the data in the activity stream of their dashboard.


Coming soon

Our team is in the midst of extensive development on HDX. We will be releasing new pages for all countries in HDX and specialized pages for Mali and Eastern Africa. We are experimenting with a new organization page with our friends at the World Food Programme and are looking forward to sharing these designs soon. Based on user feedback from the Ebola response, we are also thinking through how we integrate geospatial data and the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) into HDX.

Let us know if we are on the right track. Send feedback to or reach us on Twitter at @humdata.

P.S. – In case you missed it, HDX was selected by The Guardian Development Blog as one of the top 12 innovations in global development for 2014. Read more here.