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 time series of global subnational population estimates launched
English. We've just launched a new, pilot global subnational population database featuring time series population estimates for 75 countries at the first-level administrative divisions (provinces, states, or regions). The database has time series data that spans 15 years (2000-2014), with total population numbers for each area and the shares ...
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.
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.
The global identification challenge: Who are the 1 billion people ...
The data also revealed that of the 1 billion people without an official proof of identity: 81% live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, indicating the need to scale up efforts in these regions. 47% are below the national ID age of their country, highlighting the importance of strengthening birth registration efforts and creating a unique ...
Livestreamed Events on International Development | World Bank
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 ...
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 ...
India's Poverty Profile - World Bank
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
World Bank Global Economic Prospects
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 — The global economy is expected to expand 5.6% in 2021, the fastest post-recession pace in 80 years, largely on strong rebounds from a few major economies. However, many emerging market and developing economies continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the World Bank says in its June 2021 ...
Closing the digital divide; Rich countries are doing better
1. Photo Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank. We have seen in the last few years positive signals about closing the digital divide but the latest GovTech Maturity Index (GTMI) shows that digital inequality in the world is on the rise. GTMI comes at a time when demands on governments are increasing rapidly; countries are still recovering from the ...