The Top 5 Ways to Access World Bank Data
DataBank is the most awesome World Bank data tool you've probably never heard of. It's an analysis and visualization platform that contains collections of time series data from a variety of sources, including the WDI. You can create your own advanced queries, generate tables, charts and maps and easily save, embed, share and download them.
Data harvesting: what is it, and how can you benefit? - World Bank Blogs
Data harvesting is a process that copies datasets and their metadata between two or more data catalogs—a critical step in making data useful. It’s similar to the techniques that search engines use to look for, catalog, and index content from different websites to make it searchable in a single location.
How-to guide for data.worldbank.org
data.worldbank.org opens World Bank databases to all users and includes World Development Indicators (WDI) -- one of the world’s most reliable and comprehensive databases on developing economies--, Doing Business, and many others.
Electronic versus paper-based data collection: reviewing the debate
These are based on some of the things we have found to be most useful in various surveys carried out as part of DIME impact evaluations. 1. Avoid mistakes before they happen. Did you hear the one about the 6-year-old with two children who was also his own grandmother? With a long and complex paper questionnaire, such errors can easily occur.
Accessing World Bank Open Data in Stata
Making World Bank Data easier to access for specialist users. So, if you’re a Stata user, download the updated wbopendata module and start using the latest World Bank Open data. If you use the open source R statistical software, there’s a similar module available. The wbopendata module was developed and is maintained by Joao Pedro Azevedo ...
Light Every Night – New nighttime light data set and tools for development
New and open data and tools are changing how we meet these and other needs to measure economic activity in near real-time. Satellite nighttime light data provides an unprecedented perspective upon every corner of the planet to identify energy access and quality gaps, as well as trends in economic activity.
Improving data infrastructure helps ensure equitable access for poor ...
An explosion of data. Global data traffic has increased one thousand times over the last 20 years. Data travel thousands of kilometers along this seamless global data infrastructure supply chain at breathtaking speeds of 200,000 kilometers per second—meaning that digital data can, in principle, circle the globe five times within a second. This explosion of data creates an ever-growing demand for data infrastructure.
World Development Indicators 2017 - World Bank
This year the World Development Indicators database has been improved to include more indicators that cover the Sustainable Development Goals and more data disaggregated by sex, age, wealth quintile, and urban or rural location. New data include access to clean cooking fuels and the number of industrial design applications registered globally.
Overlapping priorities: Data for mapping biodiversity and development ...
By providing detailed biodiversity information to the global community, the database can support implementation of environmental safeguards for infrastructure projects and investment in environmentally sensitive infrastructure in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner (Although the database is comprehensive and assembled with the best available information, project teams should supplement the information it provides with project specific data collection.).