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Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

GDL Area Database (3.3.1)

Free Sub-National Development Indicators

116 indicators, 126 countries, 1232 sub-national regions
34.7 million persons, 7.8 million households
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Change history of Area Database

Version 3.3.1 116 indicators Location of countries within continents and global regions added.
March 2018 126 countries
1232 sub-national regions
Version 3.3.0 114 indicators The countries in the Area Database now have a link to the nearest houses in Dollarstreet, so that users can get an impression of the way people live in the region where the country is located.
February 2018 126 countries
1232 sub-national regions
Version 3.2.0 114 indicators Data for India 2016 added and number of regions for Colombia increased
February 2018 126 countries
1232 sub-national regions
Version 3.1.0 114 indicators Fertility rates improved. Data for Angola, Armenia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Fiji, Iran, Mexico, Senegal and South Africa added. Urbanization as new indicator added.
November 2017 126 countries
1206 sub-national regions
Version 3.0.0 113 indicators New data added for Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Sao Tome & Principe, Serbia, Somalia, Swaziland. Total countries now 125.
Child mortality data improved and extended.
September 2017 125 countries
1193 sub-national regions
Version 2.9.0 113 indicators Data added for Barbados, Belize, China, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, St. Lucia, Turkey, Venezuela. Indicators for neonatal and under-5 mortality improved.
July 2017 119 countries
1152 sub-national regions
Version 2.8.0 106 indicators Data added for Afghanistan, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam.
May 2017 117 countries
1140 sub-national regions
Version 2.7.0 106 indicators Layout website improved
Indicators now also available separately for wealth quartiles
Data added for Belize, Chili, Eritrea, Malaysia, Panama, Venezuela
February 2017 116 countries
1124 sub-national regions
Version 2.6.0 106 indicators Data added for Albania, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, Jamaica, Libya, Senegal, Tanzania, Uruguay, Zimbabwe
Educational attendance now also for boys and girls separately
Countries now ordered by continent
February 2017 115 countries
1100 sub-national regions
Version 2.5.0 96 indicators Indicator 'internet access' added to the category 'Assets'.
Data was added for Chad2015, Lesotho2014 and Rwanda2015
November 2016 113 countries
1087 sub-national regions
Version 2.4.0 95 indicators Web interface improved. All indicators in a category can now be compared with each other at one point in time.
Age-specific fertility rates added to 'Fertility' category.
Separate categories for child underweight and overweight created.
October 2016 113 countries
1087 sub-national regions
Version 2.3.0 87 indicators Indicators now also available for poor and nonpoor households separately.
Added indicators washing machine and computer to category 'Assets'.
Added data for Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait and Myanmar.
September 2016 113 countries
1087 sub-national regions
Version 2.2.0 85 indicators Added new data for Botswana, Ecuador, El Salvador.
Educational attendance for India 2012 improved.
September 2016 109 countries
1060 sub-national regions
Version 2.1.0 85 indicators Added indicators:
- Patrilocality Index of region
- Percentage patrilocal and matrilocal households in region
- Phase of Demographic Window of Opportunity of the region
Added new data for India, Iraq, Thailand, Suriname, Djibouti, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica
Missing women indicator changed into Percentage of women in 50+ population
August 2016 107 countries
1053 sub-national regions
Version 2.0.0 81 indicators Added gender indicators:
- Mean age difference between partners (husband-wife) in region
- Mean age at first marriage of women aged 20-50 in region
- Mean age at first birth of women aged 20-50 in region
- Missing women: Percentage of women in 40+ population
Added new data for Algeria, Malaysia, Paraguay and South Sudan
June 2016 104 countries
1036 sub-national regions
Version 1.9.0 77 indicators Educational level of total population and for men and women now available separately for age groups 20+, 20-39, 40-59, and 60+. Data for Venezuela 2001 and Uruguay 2013 has been added.
May 2016 103 countries
1024 sub-national regions
Version 1.8.0 68 indicators Added Census data from the IPUMS project for Brazil 2000 and 2010, Chile 2002, Iran 2006; Mexico 2000 and 2010.
April 2016 101 countries
993 sub-national regions
Version 1.7.0 68 indicators Indicators added: Percentages of children stunting, moderately stunting, severely stunting, wasting, moderately wasting, severely wasting, weight for age z-score, underweight, moderately underweight, severely underweight, BMI-for-age z-score, overweight, obese (+15). Added Afrobarometer data for Botswana 2012-2014, Cape Verde 2012-2014 and Mauritius 2012-2014 and PAPFAM data for Algeria 2002.
April 2016 98 countries
896 sub-national regions
Version 1.6.1 53 indicators Variables for quality of water supply, toilet facility and floor material improved and reduced to one category. Number of sub-national areas increased for Morocco, Somalia and South Sudan.
April 2016 94 countries
872 sub-national regions
Version 1.6.0 59 indicators Added MICS data for Cuba 2011, Suriname 2011, Jamaica 2006 and DHS data for Kenya2014, Cambodia 2014 and Peru 2012.
February 2016 94 countries
858 sub-national regions