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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.

1 November 2016

Area Database 2.5.0. Indicator 'internet access' added to the category 'Assets'. Data was added for Chad2015, Lesotho2014 and Rwanda2015

3 October 2016

Area Database 2.4.0. New version of webinterface released. The option to compare more indicators at one point in time has been added. In the category 'fertility' now age-specific fertility rates are available.

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.