News Archive

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.
Area Database 1.2.0 released
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.
GDL Area Database has been launched
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.
World Education blog highlighting IWI released
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 .