Subnational HDI version archive

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Version 5.0 7 June 2021 SHDI-SGDI-Total 5.0.csv SHDI-SGDI-5.0-Vardescription.csv Nature Scientific Data Paper
Latest version 26 indicators SHDI Version 5.0. Update of all indices and underlying indicators to 2019. The subnational versions of the Human Development Index and the Gender Development Index are now combined into one integrated Human Development dataset. National values of the indices and indicators are equal to those in the latest version of the UNDP Human Development Index Database and the Human Development Report 2020. The number of countries for which subnational data is available is increased to 163 and the number of subnational regions to 1783. Data for Kiribati, Tonga and St. Lucia have been added. Earlier versions of the database can be downloaded from the SHDI Download page.
186 countries
1783 sub-national regions
Version 4.0 10 March 2020 SHDI Complete 4.0 (1).csv SHDI-4.0-Vardescription (1).csv Nature Scientific Data Paper
9 indicators SHDI Version 4.0 released. All indices and underlying indicators are now running from 1990 to 2018. National values of the indices and indicators are equal to those in the latest version of the UNDP Human Development Index Database and the Human Development Report 2019. The number of countries for which subnational data is available is now 162 and the total number of subnational regions 1779. Data for Papua New Guinea and Zambia has been added and number of regions in Madagascar and Pakistan increased. Earlier versions of the database can be downloaded from the SHDI Download page.
187 countries
1765 sub-national regions
Version 3.0 14 September 2019 SHDI Complete 3.0.csv SHDI-3.0-Vardescription.csv Nature Scientific Data Paper
9 indicators New data added for Albania, Benin, Congo Brazzaville, Jordan, Ghana, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Maldives, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda and Tunisia. Number of subnational regions extended to 1730 by adding regions for Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, and Tanzania.
161 countries
1730 sub-national regions
Version SD-2019 16 March 2019 SHDI-Complete SD1.csv SHDI-SD1-Vardescription.csv Paper Scientific Data.html
9 indicators Scientific Data (SD) version of SHDI Database. For details see: Smits & Permanyer (2019) "The Subnational Human Development Database". Scientific Data, Vol. 6, Nr. 190038 (www.nature.com/articles/sdata201938).
161 countries
1625 sub-national regions
Version 2.2 16 January 2019 SHDI 2.2.csv SHDI-2.2-Vardescription.csv SHDI Database GDL Working Paper 18-101b.pdf
1 indicators Data added for Equatorial Guinea. Data updated for Somalia, Kosovo, East Timor, Argentina, Venezuela, Malaysia, EU-countries and small improvements for other countries.
161 countries
1625 sub-national regions
Version 2.1 20 October 2018 SHDI-2.1.csv SHDI-2.1-Vardescription.csv n/a
1 indicators SHDI version 2.1 1990-2017
160 countries
1621 sub-national regions
Version 1.0 10 June 2018 SHDI-1.0.csv SHDI-1.0-Vardescription.csv n/a
1 indicators SHDI version 1.0
160 countries
1621 sub-national regions