10/01/2013 - 06:46
The World Bank opened its data to the public on April 20, 2010, providing free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe. Central and local governments around the world are increasingly ‘opening' a range of data, for free, including as part of continuing global efforts to improve public services, create economic growth and enhance transparency.
07/02/2013 - 11:42
Each year on July 1, The World Bank revises the classification of the world’s economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. The updated GNI per capita estimates are also used as input to the Bank’s operational classification of economies, which determines their lending eligibility. As of 1 July 2013, the World Bank income classifications by GNI per capita are as follows:
05/24/2013 - 12:38
The fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development is a comprehensive data-driven guide to the most critical issues facing our world today. The Atlas provides a visual guide to global challenges with easy-to-read maps, tables, and charts on every topic.
04/18/2013 - 12:38
The 2013 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2013 provides a new look to high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe.
04/18/2013 - 10:38
Gender data will be even more accessible to you this spring. In addition to the Gender Data Portal, the World Bank’s most comprehensive source of gender relevant and sex-disaggregated data, the new Gender DataFinder will allow you to explore, analyze, and share gender data directly from your Apple iOS and Android smart phone or tablet.
03/20/2013 - 12:27
Data used to monitor development results in countries supported by IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, are now available in Databank via API. Visit the IDA Results Measurement System (RMS) in our data catalogue, to create and download tables of IDA RMS indicators, or visualize the data in charts and maps.
02/01/2013 - 13:15
A new Stata module wbopendata has been released. The module can be installed or updated directly from within Stata using Statistical Software Components (SSC) repository.
The new features of this release include:
01/16/2013 - 13:07
The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been updated. This update features new external debt data from the newly-released International Debt Statistics publication, as well as updated energy, emissions, freshwater, poverty, immunization, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS series, and revised national accounts, PPP extrapolated, balance of payments, monetary and government finance indicators, and education statistics.
01/16/2013 - 09:38
The new Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report has been released. According to the report, developing countries growth in 2013 is expected to be robust at more than 5.5 percent, but 1-2 percentage points below what it was during the pre-crisis period. To regain those growth rates, developing countries will have to look within, by undertaking through productivity-enhancing investments in infrastructure, health and education.
10/15/2012 - 12:50
The World Bank has launched a new website featuring data on Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) topics. This new website, HealthStats, is a central place to explore, visualize and download HNP data.