The five drivers for improving public sector performance: Lessons from ...
Almost daily, headlines in the world’s leading newspapers are full of examples of public sector failures: public money is mismanaged or outright misused; civil servants are not motivated or are poorly trained; government agencies fail to coordinate with each other; and as a result, citizens are either deprived of quality public services, or must go through a bureaucratic maze to access them.
March 2021 global poverty update from the World Bank
The March 2021 global poverty update from the World Bank revises the previously published global and regional estimates from 1981 to 2017. In summary, the updated poverty estimates continue to show a decrease in global poverty up until 2017, and to 2018/2019 for some regions, which predates the reversal projected for 2020 as a result of COVID-19.
An adjustment to global poverty lines - World Bank Blogs
In fall 2022, the World Bank will switch to using the 2017 PPPs for its global poverty numbers. This follows the 2020 release of a new set of PPPs based on prices collected in 2017 by the International Comparison Program. As a result, the international poverty line will be $2.15. This means that everyone living on less than this amount per day ...
Light Every Night – New nighttime light data set and tools for development
AWS is proud to make the Light Every Night data available through our Registry of Open Data on AWS. Making global nighttime imagery more widely accessible will allow researchers to process data in-place on the cloud, enabling new large-scale, long-term analyses that can help inform insights into historical trends like population change, economic development, and energy consumption.
How do we define cities, towns, and rural areas? - World Bank Blogs
The SDGs include a multitude of indicators that should be collected for cities, urban, and rural areas, including access to electricity, water, the Internet, and all-weather roads. Some definitions of urban areas, however, include access to water and electricity. This makes it impossible to monitor these services in urban areas because it ...
Economic Resilience : Definition and Measurement - World Bank
Macroeconomic resilience has two components: instantaneous resilience, which is the ability to limit the magnitude of immediate production losses for a given amount of asset losses, and dynamic resilience, which is the ability to reconstruct and recover. Welfare impacts also depend on micro-economic resilience, which depends on the distribution ...
Towards an informed, transparent, and accountable response for global ...
Over the course of the next 6-24 months GAFS aims to focus on three “A”s: Advice: Support coordinated and regular just-in-time information exchange among decision-makers and reporting of trends in key indicators to inform swift and decisive action. Action: Track and share information on financing for food security responses for the crisis ...
Catastrophic expenditure for health: from antiquity to today
Slightly different things: The surgical expenditure indicators published in the World Bank’s WDI database measure the risk of catastrophic expense, while UN SDG indicator 3.8.2 reports its incidence. The difference between the two is important. To be counted as an incident case of catastrophic expense, a patient must access care in the first ...
Global Recessions - World Bank
The world economy has experienced four global recessions over the past seven decades: in 1975, 1982, 1991, and 2009. During each of these episodes, annual real per capita global gross domestic product contracted, and this contraction was accompanied by weakening of other key indicators of global economic activity.
The True Cost of War
Common indicators like casualties, infrastructure damages, and gross domestic product effects provide useful benchmarks, but they fail to capture the complex welfare effects of wars. This paper proposes a new method to estimate the welfare impact of conflicts and remedy common data constraints in conflict-affected environments.