Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive map query
Publication Year: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo
Lowest Geographic Unit: 


Many of HarvestChoice's spatial analyses are done using raster datasets at various spatial resolutions (e.g., 1 km, 10 km, or 50 km grids). However, it is often more convenient and easily conceivable to aggregate the granular results at a more easily recognizable level using commonly-used administrative units. To standardize the aggregation and reporting process across the project, HCADMIN v1.0 was developed as a set of sub-national administrative unit boundaries in sub-Saharan Africa countries - at levels 1 or 2, depending on the number and size of units and the population within per country. Version 1.0 of the dataset contains 684 inland units.

Enables users to visualize the country composition of a range of sub-regional entities (e.g., sub-regional research organizations and economic cooperation agencies).


HarvestChoice, 2007. "Regional Groupings." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

HarvestChoice 2011

Keywords: Africa, Income Regions, Maps, Sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic Coverage: Angola, Benin, Burundi, West Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo DR, Lesotho, Chad, Eritrea, Malawi, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Gabon, Madagascar, Namibia, Gambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Seychelles, Swaziland, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Droppr (MySQL, PHP, GoogleMap API, JavaScript)