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.
14 February 2017
Area Database 2.6.0 released. In this version data have been added for Albania, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, Jamaica, Libya, Senegal, Tanzania, Uruguay, Zimbabwe. New educational attendance indicators were created that provide information for boys and girls separately. The information for the countries is now presented alphabetically within continents.
15 January 2017
The Global Data Lab participated in the first UN World Data Forum in Cape Town with a booth at the forum exhibition (see picture).
Jeroen Smits held a presentation at the Forum about the International Wealth Index as part of a joint session with Anna and Ola Rosling of Gapminder.