Hugs and databases: in memory of Hans Rosling
He called it “Database Hugging Disorder” or “DBHD.” And the World Bank, along with other development organizations, had a chronic case of it. Hans’ relationship with the Bank was initially adversarial. At the time, the institution’s business model for data relied on selling subscriptions to databases to fund their production.
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. These data give a better understanding the human condition in some of the poorest countries and developing ...
New time series of global subnational population estimates launched
English. 6. We've just launched a new, pilot global subnational population database featuring time series population estimates for 75 countries at the first-level administrative divisions (provinces, states, or regions). The database has time series data that spans 15 years (2000-2014), with total population numbers for each area and the shares ...
Introducing the online guide to the World Development Indicators: A new ...
The database helps users—analysts, policymakers, academics, and all those curious about the state of the world—to find information related to all aspects of development, both current and historical. An annual World Development Indicators report was available in print or PDF format until last year.
Telling the story of Bangladesh’s growth and challenges with data
The Database has three components and organized into: 1. Zila-level data and visualization. Organized around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this database contains indicators for each of Bangladesh’s 64 zilas (districts), covering a range of topics including poverty, nutrition, fertility, health, access to services, and more.
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 ...
A Lack of Mobility Undermines the Aspirations of Millions and May ...
He explained that the database contains measures of intergenerational educational mobility across five cohorts—those born in each decade from the 1940s through the 1980s. Van der Weide distinguished between two types of mobility. Absolute intergenerational mobility measures whether a child exceeded the education of her most educated parent.
World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010 released
English. WASHINGTON, April 20, 2010 — The World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, released today, gives a statistical progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The WDI database, launched along with the World Bank’s Open Data initiative to provide free data to all users, includes more than 900 indicators documenting ...
Why we need more sex-disaggregated social protection data and what we ...
Out of the 125 countries covered in the ASPIRE database, only 34 collect the receipt of social protection benefits at the individual level; most of these are in Latin America and the Caribbean. An additional 52 countries collect this information at both individual and household levels, while 39 countries collect all social protection variables ...
Measuring countries and sectors in GVCs
To facilitate policy assessments on GVCs, the World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution portal provides access to a new comprehensive database that measures GVC participation of countries and sectors using Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) linkages in both trade and output, as proposed in our paper. GVC participation is computed up to and ...