HXL - Humanitarian Exchange Language


HXL is a simple standard to make data easier to share and process.


No new skills or software are required: just add a row of hashtags to your spreadsheet (or database API output) between the headers and the data rows, and you’re done.


HXL Standard website: Includes the HXL standard itself, along with links to tools and other resources.

Core HXL hashtags and attributes: The official reference source for HXL hashtags and attributes (more detail than the postcards).


How can we get involved with defining the standard? Join the hxlproject@googlegroups.com mailing list.

For more questions, email centrehumdata@un.org

Introductory HXL session for beginners

Session for Advanced HXL Users


How to Add Data to the HDX platform

Webinars on HXL