The Top 5 Ways to Access World Bank Data
1) data.worldbank.org. Our most popular open data destination - the main World Bank Data site gives you an overview of the data we have on a country, region or topic. I like it because you can quickly browse and filter through many years of indicator data, make some basic charts and even embed them into your own web page.
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.
Data, Data Everywhere: New World Bank Water Data Portal
World Bank Water data aggregates thousands of datasets across organizations and countries to help decision makers develop policies based on solid evidence as well as help researchers better understand needs to formulate solutions. Data can help transform ideas into action, delivering a water-secure world for all. What will you do with water data?
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 ...
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.
R Leifert - World Bank
The Sovereign ESG Data Portal project is supported by the Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative (FIRST) and Global Program on Sustainability (GPS) and managed by the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice in collaboration with the World Bank Treasury and Development Data Group.
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.