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Subnational Human Development Index (4.0)

187 countries, 1765 sub-national regions
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Change history of Subnational HDI

Version 4.0 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.
March 2020 187 countries
1765 sub-national regions
Version 3.0 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.
September 2019 161 countries
1730 sub-national regions
Version SD-2019 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 (
March 2019 161 countries
1625 sub-national regions
Version 2.2 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.
January 2019 161 countries
1625 sub-national regions
Version 2.1 1 indicators SHDI version 2.1 1990-2017
October 2018 160 countries
1621 sub-national regions
Version 1.0 1 indicators SHDI version 1.0
June 2018 160 countries
1621 sub-national regions