Global Carbon Project Tsukuba International Office

Global dataset of gridded population and GDP scenarios

This dataset summarizes global population and GDP scenarios in 0.5 × 0.5 degree grids by country between 1980 and 2100 by 10 years. The data in 1980–2010 are estimated by downscaling actual populations and GDPs by country, while those in 2020–2100 are estimated by downscaling projected populations and GDPs under three shared socioeconomic pathways (SSP): SSP1; SSP2; and SSP3, by country (source: SSP database version 1: The spatial coordinates of the grids are given by the World Geodetic System WGS84. For further detail about this dataset, see Data description (PDF, 129 KB).

If you use this dataset, please cite the following paper:

Murakami, D. and Yamagata, Y. (2016) Estimation of gridded population and GDP scenarios with spatially explicit statistical downscaling, ArXiv, 1610.09041, URL:


Grid mesh (ZIP, 25.5 MB [Shapefile])
Note: the 0.5-degree grids are masked by countries
Population (CSV): SSP1 (19.2 MB) SSP2 (19.2 MB) SSP3 (19.1 MB)
GDP (CSV): SSP1 (18.7 MB) SSP2 (18.6 MB) SSP3 (18.5 MB)


Gross productivity in SSP1 (2080)

Gross productivity in SSP2 (2080)

Gross productivity in SSP3 (2080)

Update History

  • May 12, 2017 — Version 3.0
  • November 01, 2016 — Version 2.0
  • July 01, 2015 — Version 1.0

Global Downscale Map Developers

Yoshiki Yamagata, Daisuke Murakami


For further information, please contact Dr. Yoshiki Yamagata (E-mail: yamagata(at)nies(dot)go(dot)jp)