The geospatial covariate datasets link survey cluster locations to ancillary data - known as covariates – that contain data on topics including population, climate, and environmental factors. This allows individuals with limited Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience to conduct geospatial statistical analysis without having to manually source and link these covariates to cluster locations. These covariates are extracted from freely available global datasets. The covariates are packaged as a zip and include a .csv data file and a data description text file that defines each of the included covariates. More information on the included covariates and the extraction methods used can be found here. Read more on our blog.


You will receive a zip file with data in the form of .csv in addition to other files. For more information go to our Methodology page.