Global Data Lab

Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

Turning Data into Knowledge

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The Global Data Lab develops instruments for monitoring and analyzing the status and progress of societies. Instruments include indicators, specialized databases, and web-based tools.

GDL Area Database

Free socio-economic, demographic and health indicators for sub-national regions within low and middle income countries.

Database Developing World

Big Data infrastructure combining 400+ harmonized datasets of large household surveys. Data on 30 million persons in 110+ countries.

International Wealth Index

First comparable asset-based indicator of household wealth and poverty across the developing world.



Today we have connected our Area Database with Dollarstreet ( of Gapminder. If you click on the "Dollarstreet" link in the blue bar with the country name, you can see how people l...