WTO, World Bank to Develop Services Trade Database
GENEVA, August 6, 2013 – The World Bank and the WTO have agreed to jointly develop and maintain a database on trade in services, an area that is becoming increasingly important and yet for which little information is publicly available. The joint database covers various sectors in more than 100 countries, such as financial, transportation, tourism, retail, telecommunications, and business ...
New Database Shows Three Quarters of World’s Poor Are “Unbanked”
The Bank’s Development Research Group is building the database with a 10-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Few adults in developing countries use formal financial products to manage risk. More than 11% of adults in developing countries have an outstanding loan for emergencies or health-care needs, but more than 80% of these ...
World Bank Database Shows Export Markets Are Dominated by Big Firms
Difficult for Newcomers to Survive. WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 – A few large companies dominate export markets in developing and developed countries, with the top one percent often accounting for more than half – sometimes nearly 80 percent – of total exports, according to a new World Bank database with a wealth of details on exporting firms. The new Exporter Dynamics Database offers the ...
World Bank Launches First Global Public Procurement Database to Promote ...
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020—The World Bank launched today an online database that convenes unique data on different countries’ procurement laws, systems, and performances across the world.The Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD) is a-first-of-its-kind knowledge product that makes public procurement information from 218 countries and territories available to practitioners, government ...
Deposit Insurance Database — newly updated! - World Bank Blogs
In a recent paper with Luc Laeven and Ed Kane, we have now updated our database of deposit insurance arrangements around the world through 2013. Our starting point was the World Bank’s survey on regulation and supervision conducted in 2010. This survey asked national officials for information on capital requirements, ownership and governance, activity restrictions, bank supervision, as well ...
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 ...
Developing Countries Face Higher Trade Costs - World Bank
New UN ESCAP-World Bank Database shows the trend is Getting Worse. WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 --- Although the international economy has integrated considerably in recent decades, a new database developed jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the World Bank reveals that trade costs fall disproportionately on developing countries.
World Bank Group President David Malpass: Foreword to the Global Findex ...
The technological revolution, and the accelerated adoption of digital solutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, are transforming access to finance. As this edition of the Global Findex database shows, 71 percent of adults in developing economies now have a formal financial account, compared to 42 percent a decade ago when the first edition of the database was published.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ... - World Bank
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2018 — During the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, on April 20, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), acting on behalf of the Global Emerging Markets (GEMs) Risk Database Consortium, and Joaquim Levy the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank signed a membership agreement, making the IBRD the nineteenth ...
Fiscal space watch: No time to sit on laurels
Source: Cross-Country Database of Fiscal Space Spring 2022 update Note: Sample includes EMDEs excluding China. Total debt is defined as a sum of general government gross debt and domestic credit to the private sector and shown as nominal GDP-weighted averages. Sovereign debt ratings are presented as median.