News Archive

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.

Area Database 2.0.0 released

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.

Area Database 1.9.0 released

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.

Area Database 1.8.0 released

24 April 2016
Area Database 1.8.0. New data added for Brazil 2000 and 2010, Chile 2002, Iran 2006; Mexico 2000 and 2010.

Area Database 1.7.0 released

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.

Area Database 1.6.1 released

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).

Area Database 1.6.0 released

22 February 2016
Area Database 1.6.0. Data added for Kenya 2014, Cambodia 2014, Peru 2012, Cuba 2011, Suriname 2011, Jamaica 2006.

Area Database 1.5.0 released

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.

Area Database 1.4.0 released

24 December 2015
Area Database 1.4.0. Child Mortality Rates have been added for 624 regions in 67 LMICs.

Area Database 1.3.0 released

17 December 2015
Area Database 1.3.0. Sub-national Indicators for Demographic Window and Population Size have been added.