The WorldPop was initiated in 2013 as population mapping project, in order to provide an open demographic dataset access for Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

This Population mapping project is created by collaboration of different organizations and institutions. Some of these are:

University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium  

University of Southampton, UK

Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA

University of Oxford, UK

University of Louisville, USA


World Bank

University of Wiscosin, USA