Global Data Lab

Institute for Management Research
Radboud University

GDL Area Database (3.5.0)

Free Sub-National Development Indicators

120 indicators, 127 countries, 1237 sub-national regions
35.5 million persons, 8.0 million households
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Change history of Area Database

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
Version 1.5.0 59 indicators Added MICS data for Afghanistan 2011, Turkmenistan 2006, Lao 2012, Sudan 2010, Tunisia 2011, Costa Rica 2011, Panama 2013, Argentina 2011. Indicator for Nhh removed (-1).
February 2016 91 countries
843 sub-national regions
Version 1.4.0 60 indicators Child mortality added (+5).
Children's vaccinations replaced by WHO standard version (-15+5).
December 2015 84 countries
759 sub-national regions
Version 1.3.0 65 indicators Indicators for demographic window added (6).
November 2015 84 countries
759 sub-national regions
Version 1.2.0 59 indicators China added (wealth, education).
November 2015 84 countries
759 sub-national regions
Version 1.1.0 59 indicators
November 2015 83 countries
756 sub-national regions