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 ...
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 ...
The Global Findex Database 2021 Identifies Opportunities for Increasing ...
Source: Global Findex Database 2021. Note: Usages are shown as percentages of the 20 percent of adults receiving a private or public sector wage payment into an account. Digitalizing cash payments is a proven way to increase account ownership Millions of unbanked adults still receive regular cash payments from employers and the government.
The Migrant Rights Database
The database applies a novel instrument that permits an objective, cross-national accounting of the laws protecting migrant rights enshrined in national legal frameworks. Across 65 indicators, the database captures 17 categories of migrant rights protections, including rights to life, liberty, due process, non-refoulement, nationality, labor ...
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 ...
Philippines: Department of Social Welfare and Development Launches 2015 ...
Manila, April 5, 2016 - The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) also known as Listahanan today unveiled an updated database of the poor in the country from the government’s latest round of assessments in 2015. Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) led ...
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.
1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it ...
Using the latest high-resolution flood hazard and population maps, as well as poverty estimates from the World Bank’s Global Subnational Atlas of Poverty and Global Monitoring Database, we estimate that 1.47 billion people globally are directly exposed to the risk of intense flooding — over a third of them, almost 600 million, are poor. 1.
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.
Dorothe Singer | World Bank Live
Dorothe Singer is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region at the World Bank. Her research interests include access to finance and the role of institutions in international finance. She is part of the team producing the Global Findex database, which measures how adults around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk, and a lead ...