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News Archive

31 May 2018

Today we have launched a subnational version of the Human Development Index (HDI) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This SHDI shows the variation in human development among1600+ regions within 160 countries from all regions of our world. The SHDI is available under "Human Development Index" in the top menu. A blog about the SHDI has been posted today on the UNDP website. It is available under "Blog UNDP" in the top menu of our Human Development Index page.

18 April 2018

Paper on role of grandparents for African children’s stunting using GDL data has come out in Social Science & medicine. Download here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Wv7D-CmUhj9m

27 February 2018

Today we have connected our Area Database with Dollarstreet (www.dollarstreet.org) of Gapminder. If you click on the "Dollarstreet" link in the blue bar with the country name, you can see how people live in the country or region.

27 February 2018

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.

6 February 2018

Version 3.2.0 of our Area Database released! New data have been added for India 2016. We also increased the number of regions for Colombia to 33.

28 November 2017

Version 3.1.0 of the GDL Area Database released. Data has been for Angola, Armenia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iran, Fiji, Mexico, Senegal and South Africa added. Urbanization was added as a new indicator.

12 September 2017

Version 3.0.0 of the Area Database has been released. The database has been extended with indicators for six East-European countries: Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia. Also new data has been added for Albania, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Sao Tome & Principe, Somalia, and Swaziland. The total number of low and middle income countries for which indicators are available is now 125. We also have improved and extended the indicators for child mortality.

21 July 2017

Area Database version 2.9.0 released. Data have been added for Barbados, Belize, China, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, St. Lucia, Turkey, Venezuela. Indicators for neonatal and under-5 mortality improved.

8 May 2017

Area Database 2.8.0 released. In this version data have been added for Afghanistan, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam. Our indicators are now based on data for 28.5 million persons living in 1142 subnational regions in 117 low and middle income countries.

27 February 2017

The website has a new, improved layout. Area Database 2.7.0 released. Indicators now also available separately for wealth quartiles. In this version data have been added for Belize, Chili, Eritrea, Malaysia, Panama, Venezuela.