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What are the DHS regions based on? [message #15060] Tue, 29 May 2018 10:39 Go to previous message
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Hi all,

I am working on a set of 32 Sub-Saharan African countries in waves 3 to 7 and I want to include regional fixed-effects in my model. For that purpose, I need to know whether the regional classification for each country (and wave) resembles the official administrative region structure. I have seen in other threads, that it sometimes is not the case.

Is there a list that shows what the region classification of each country is based on?

If I know that the DHS region for a country is not the official administrative region, then I will use data from But since this process of including gadm data is time-consuming, it would save me some time to know for which countries I don't have to do this.

Many thanks in advance!

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