The 2016 edition of World Development Indicators is out: three features ...
العربية. 18. We’re excited to announce the release of the 2016 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI). With over 1 million downloads last year, WDI is the most widely used dataset in our Open Data Catalog and it provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. You ...
Going beyond basic indicators: A new tool to measure education service ...
A new tool is aiming to provide comprehensive data to better understand the complexities of an education system. (Photo: Bart Verweij / World Bank) When it comes to evaluating education systems, we have available basic high-level indicators such as a country’s GDP allocated to education, national learning levels, enrollment and completion ...
Statistics about statistics: How do we measure statistical performance?
While current indicators measure the existence of statistical laws (see UNSD SDG Indicator 17.18.2), less is known about the quality of the laws in place, and the ways they are implemented. PARIS21 plans an ambitious project on digitising statistical laws – starting with a small pilot to understand legal frameworks and changes induced by new ...
Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests - World Bank Blogs
North America. -9.5%. Latin America & Caribbean. -11.9%. Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: World Development Indicators. When we break things down by region, Latin America & the Caribbean has the world’s second largest share of forests (after Europe & Central Asia), with about one quarter of the world’s total. Since 1990, the region has lost some ...
The Top 5 Ways to Access World Bank Data
1) data.worldbank.org. Our most popular open data destination - the main World Bank Data site gives you an overview of the data we have on a country, region or topic. I like it because you can quickly browse and filter through many years of indicator data, make some basic charts and even embed them into your own web page.
The case for a new Global Edtech Readiness Index - World Bank Blogs
By including indicators beyond things related to simple (if expensive) infrastructure-related investments (i.e. the stuff that people usually measure), such an edtech readiness index could signal to decision makers key elements of a 'broader approach to edtech' and help track progress related to investments in these elements over time.
How to measure technology use in education - World Bank Blogs
Building off this core set, of indicators, UIS has brought together a group of 25 countries as part of a Working Group for Information and Communication Technology Statistics in Education (WISE) to expand and test a set of around fifty indicators, covering a wider variety of 'conceptual domains' (i.e. topics).
Learning from Senegal’s experience in implementing the World Bank’s ...
These discrepancies in result indicators create inefficiencies and reduce accountability over intended results. An ad hoc system to track and report these result indicators is then established, but these indicators are not included and monitored in the sectoral annual performance plan and annual performance report, which form part of budget ...
Data News | World Bank Blogs
What we’ve been reading about rules and discretion in public procurement. The OECD estimates that in 2020, governments in 27 countries for which data is available, spent an average of 14 percent of their GDP on public procurement of goods and services, out of 28 percent…. Serena Cocciolo, Sushmita Samaddar, Stephen Okiya | November 02, 2021.
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 ...