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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Building gender aware data systems is critical to create a level ...
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a global pandemic. One out of three women and girls (35%) worldwide between the ages of 15 and 49 has experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or both. Using data from the Gender Data Portal we can see that at least 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and ...
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.
Which debt IT system? A helpful guide for public debt managers
A debt management IT system is the backbone of any sovereign debt management office. A robust, well-functioning and user-friendly system allows governments to support their debt related operations. This in turn strengthens the public financial management environment of the country. In a recent Policy Research Working Paper, “ Study on Public ...
Livestreamed Events on International Development | World Bank
About World Bank Live. World Bank Live is the World Bank's digital platform for live-streaming and engaging with global audiences in open and two-way conversations about international development. We livestream public events in four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Each event is covered live by international development experts from the World Bank and partner organizations ...
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 ...
Mapping the World’s Wind Energy Potential - World Bank
AMSTERDAM, November 28, 2017 -- The World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) today launched new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere in the world. The Global Wind Atlas is expected to help governments save millions of ...
Climate Explainer: MRV - World Bank
For example, the World Bank is piloting an electronic database and information management system in Uganda to support the implementation of a rural electrification program. The system will use a mobile application, pre-paid electricity meters, and a web-based application to track customer data and power consumption on over 1 million connections ...