In the last decades, many large-scale representative household surveys have been conducted in developing countries. In these surveys, for millions of individuals, demographic, socio-economic, health and other information has been collected. At this moment, the data from these surveys cover over 100 countries in all regions of the developing world.
In the Database Developing World (DDW) these datasets are brought together, made comparable, and enriched with contextual data at the subnational and national level. In this way, a unique window to the developing world is created that makes it possible to study important processes taking place there on a scale and with a degree of detail that has never been possible before.
AIMS & OPPORTUNITIES
Analyzing and monitoring large-scale demographic, socio-economic, behavioral, political, cultural, health, institutional and environmental changes taking place throughout the developing world.
Developing indicators at the level of regions/provinces within countries that make it possible to monitor changes at the sub-national level with great detail. These indicators can be used scientifically, but also for creating detailed overview scans of regions for political or humanitarian purposes. The DDW contains indicators for seven of the eight Millenium Development Goals.