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News Archive

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.

16 February 2016

Area Database 1.5.0. Data added for Afghanistan 2011, Turkmenistan 2006, Lao 2012, Sudan 2010, Tunisia 2011, Costa Rica 2011, Panama 2013, Argentina 2011.

25 December 2015

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 December 2015

Area Database 1.4.0. Child Mortality Rates have been added for 624 regions in 67 LMICs.

17 December 2015

Area Data 1.3.0. Sub-national Indicators for Demographic Window and Population Size have been added.

8 December 2015

Area Database 1.2.0. Sub-national indicators for major regions of China in 2002 and 2011 have been added, including wealth, poverty, and education.

18 November 2015

This month the first full version of the GDL Area Database was launched. It contains freely downloadable indicators at national and sub-national level for low and middle income countries (LMICs). The indicators are aggregated from representative household surveys. Version 1.1.0 contains 61 indicators for urban and rural areas and for 756 sub-national regions within 83 countries. In the near future the database will regularly be extended with new indicators and with data for additional countries and years.

27 January 2015

A World Education blog has come out in which the importance of comparable wealth measures like IWI is highlighted. You find it here .