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| January 9, 2021

Private datasets are only listed on your organisation page and will not be included in search results or the data list page. Please make sure you are logged in to see them.


| January 9, 2021

The Data Grids help our users find the most critical and useful data. They provide a quick way to find datasets that meet or partially meet the criteria for a set of core data categories, like internally displaced persons and refugee numbers, conflict events, roads and airports, food prices, administrative divisions, health facilities, and baseline population. These categories of core data, determined from research with our users, may be customized to meet the needs of specific countries and the evolving data needs of humanitarian response. The small square to the left of the dataset name indicates if the dataset is complete (dark blue) or incomplete (light blue), depending on how it meets the criteria for the Data Grids. In the latter case, hovering on a dataset name displays some comments about the limitations of the dataset. Learn more in our blog post about it.

Data Grids are not available for all countries. Here is an overview.


| January 9, 2021

In 2015, HDX migrated the Common Operational Datasets (CODs) from the COD Registry on HumanitarianResponse.info to HDX. Each of these datasets has a 'cod' tag. To limit search results to only CODs, use the 'CODs' filter in the filter panel on the left side of the dataset list. You can also find all CODs datasets here.


| January 9, 2021

Searching for datasets on HDX is done in two ways: by searching for terms that you type into the search bar found at the top of almost every page on HDX, and by filtering a list of search results.

Entering a search term causes HDX to look for matching terms in the titles, descriptions, locations and tags of a dataset. The resulting list of items can be further refined using the filter options on the left side of the search result. You can filter by location, tag, organisation, license and format as well as filtering for some special classes of datasets (like datasets with HXL tags or datasets with Quick Charts) in the 'featured' filters.