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Knowledge Base: Tools and Datasets



An interactive computational tool that allows users to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world

Maquette for MDG Simulations - MAMS: A Tool for Country Strategy Analysis

A tool that uses a dynamic Computable General Equilibrium model for economy-wide, country-level analysis of medium- and long-run development policies, including strategies for reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) - Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) Data Visualization

A Module in World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) to generate non-tariff measure indicators and to Browse, visualize, query and download.


A tool uses dynamic micro-simulation for population projections.


Global Findex

The Global Findex database, the world’s most comprehensive database on financial inclusion, provides in-depth data on how individuals save, borrow, make payments, and manage risks.

Worldwide Governance Indicators

The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996–2016 for six dimensions of governance.

Global Financial Development Database,

A dataset of over 100 financial system characteristics for 214 economies since 1960

Doing Business

Doing Business provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies.

Global bilateral migration database

Global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning the period 1960-2000, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born concept are presented.

Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey Database

The Bank Regulation and Supervision Survey is a unique source of comparable economy-level data on how banks are regulated and supervised around the world. The most recent survey was started in 2017 and completed in 2019. It provides information on bank regulation and supervision for 160 jurisdictions. Numeric answers from this survey cover the time period 2011-2016.

Databank/Data Catalog

The DataBank/Data Catalog makes World Bank's development data easy to find, download, use, analyze, visualize and share.

Microdata Library

The Microdata Library shares data collected through sample surveys of households, business establishments or other facilities.