About the Area Database

The Area Database contains economic well-being and development indicators at the national and sub-national level for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We combine survey data for over 500 recent (1990+) household surveys and other sources for 130+ developing countries and almost 1,500 subnational regions.

We integrate information from the following sources:

The Area Database provides aggregated indicators in a comparable format based on the information of over 35 million people in 6 million households. We provide indicators about: