Five reasons why you should check out this procurement database
This database will bring significant added value for any country starting (before), working (during) and assessing (after) a procurement reform. Covid-19 will surely change the way most of us work daily, accelerating the implementation of some modern solutions such as eProcurement. And again, GPPD is timely and essential to help procurement ...
New SME database released - World Bank Blogs
The IFC has released a new collection of country level SME data. The data covers 76 countries and presents information regarding the size and contribution of the SME sector and how the sector is broken down into micro, small and medium firms. The effort to bring this data together should ...
Data, Data Everywhere: New World Bank Water Data Portal
This has meant sourcing from World Bank-funded initiatives such as the International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities ( IBNET ), the Rural Water and Sanitation Information System ( SIASAR) and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery ( GFDRR) and supplementing that with dozens of quality data sources such as...
Are nations fulfilling their carbon pledges? Introducing a satellite ...
The database uses satellite data from NASA’s OCO (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)-2 satellite, which provides reliable information about global CO2 emissions at high levels of spatial resolution. OCO-2 follows a sun-synchronous near-polar orbit, crosses the equator in ascending mode around 1330 hours local time and has an observation repeat time ...
Overlapping priorities: Data for mapping biodiversity and development ...
The database was constructed by integrating comprehensive information from overlapping habitat maps of 6,532 amphibians, 5,435 mammals, 4,291 reptiles, and 11,126 birds. These authoritative habitat maps represent all known and catalogued species in each area from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Birdlife International, ...
Improving data infrastructure helps ensure equitable access for poor ...
Data Infrastructure policy, one of the building blocks of a data governance framework, helps to level the playing field in the modern data economy making things more equitable. Without modern data infrastructure at the national level, countries are unable to provide affordable and reliable connectivity to their population.
Introducing the Shared Prosperity data portal - World Bank Blogs
The first edition of the Global Database of Shared Prosperity was published in Spring 2014, benchmarking growth of the bottom 40% of the population from circa 2006-2011. Over time, visible changes are revealed in average shared prosperity across regions. Shared prosperity is increasing in EAP, ECA, and the rest of the developed world.
International Debt Statistics 2022: Multilateral institutions paved the ...
Last year, a DSSI supplement to the IDS database was created and provided disaggregation by select multilateral and bilateral creditors of projected debt service payments for 2020 -2022 on an annual and monthly basis. This year, the database now includes the actual debt service deferred in 2020 by each bilateral creditor and the projected ...
Who are the Unbanked? - World Bank
Who are the Unbanked? Approximately 2.5 billion people do not have access to financial services and are forced to rely on inconvenient and often risky means to manage their money. This infographic shows data from the Global Findex, which is a new global financial inclusion database that measures the use of financial services and identifies the ...
Climate Explainer: MRV - World Bank
Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) refers to the multi-step process to measure the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduced by a specific mitigation activity, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, over a period of time and report these findings to an accredited third party.