Global Data Lab

Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

Turning Data into Knowledge

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The Global Data Lab develops databases and instruments for monitoring and analyzing the status and progress of societies.

GDL Area Database & Area Profiles

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

International Wealth Index

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

Subnational Human Development Index

Uncovering variation in human development in 1600 regions within 160 countries.

Database Developing World

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


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Subnational Human Development Index (SHDI) Database version 4.0 released. All indices and indicators now running from 1990 to 2018. National values are equal to HDI values of More news →