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News Archive

22 September 2016

Area Database 2.3.0. Indicators now also available for poor and nonpoor households separately! New indicators: Percentage of households with a washing machine and with a computer. New data for Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, and Myanmar.

7 September 2016

Area Database 2.2.0. New data added for Botswana, Ecuador and El Salvador.

28 August 2016

Area Database 2.1.0. New indicators: Patrilocality index, percentage patrilocal and matrilocal households in region and an indicator for the phase of the demographic window of opportunity in the region. New data added for India, Iraq, Thailand, Suriname, Djibouti, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica.

29 June 2016

An Open Data Blog written by Jeroen Smits about the GDL Area Database was published today on the World Bank website. You find it here.

29 June 2016

Area Database 2.0.0. Gender indicators added: Age difference between partners in marriage, age at marriage, age at first birth, and an indicator for 'missing women' (percentage women in 40+ population). New data added for Algeria, Malaysia, Paraguay and South Sudan.

25 May 2016

Area Database 1.9.0. Educational level of total population and separately for men and women now available for age groups 20+, 20-39, 40-59, and 60+. Data for Venezuela 2001 and Uruguay 2013 has been added.

24 April 2016

Area Database 1.8.0. New data added for Brazil 2000 and 2010, Chile 2002, Iran 2006; Mexico 2000 and 2010.

9 April 2016

Area Database 1.7.0. Indicators for children’s stunting, wasting, overweight, and underweight added. New data added derived from the Afrobarometers for Botswana, Cape Verde, Mauritius and derived from PAPFAM for Algeria.

7 April 2016

Area Database 1.6.1. 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 (7), Somalia (10), and South Sudan (10).

22 February 2016

Area Database 1.6.0. Data added for Kenya 2014, Cambodia 2014, Peru 2012, Cuba 2011, Suriname 2011, Jamaica 2006.