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 ...
Accessing World Bank Open Data in Stata
Making World Bank Data easier to access for specialist users. So, if you’re a Stata user, download the updated wbopendata module and start using the latest World Bank Open data. If you use the open source R statistical software, there’s a similar module available. The wbopendata module was developed and is maintained by Joao Pedro Azevedo ...
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.
A Trade Data Revolution Is Uncovering Hidden Patterns in Global Export ...
STORY HIGHLIGHTS. The Exporter Dynamics Database—a first-of-its-kind-dataset on exporters around the world—has helped spur a revolution in research on trade. Superstar firms play an outsized role in export markets, with 1 percent of exporters accounting on average for 56 percent of all non-oil exports across countries.
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 ...
Climate Explainer: Green Bonds - World Bank
Green bonds are financial instruments that finance green projects and provide investors with regular or fixed income payments. Over the last 14 years, green bonds have become an important tool to address the impacts of climate change and related challenges. Clean water and food security are at risk in the world today and about 1 million of 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 ...