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30 September 2014

The first (beta) version of the Area Database is online.

1 September 2014

GDL has received a grant of the GAPMINDER Foundation ( for further developing the Area Database into an open source of sub-national indicators for low and middle income countries

8 August 2014

The article describing the International Wealth Index (IWI) has appeared online in Social Indicators Research. It can be found here.

1 December 2013

GDL has received a "Small Data Project" grant of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS, KNAW/NWO, for building a web interface for the Area Database and a Coding Scheme for projecting sub-national data from DHS and MICS surveys on a map.

16 June 2013

The International Wealth Index was presented at the Workshop on Measuring Human Development, organized by the Human Development Report Office and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) at June 14,2013, in Eschborn, Germany. Workshop website with presentations.