News Archive

Area Database 2.8.0 released
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.
The website has a new, improved layout
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.
Area Database 2.6.0 released
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.
Global Data Lab participated in first UN Data Forum
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.

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.

Area Database 2.5.0 released
1 November 2016
Area Database 2.5.0. Indicator 'internet access' added to the category 'Assets'. Data was added for Chad2015, Lesotho2014 and Rwanda2015
Area Database 2.4.0 released
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.
Area Database 2.3.0 released
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.
Area Database 2.2.0 released
7 September 2016
Area Database 2.2.0. New data added for Botswana, Ecuador and El Salvador.
Area Database 2.1.0 released
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.
World Bank Open Data Blog on the GDL Area Database
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.