04/19/2012 - 19:00
World Development Indicators 2012 is now available in print, online, and on mobile devices. The 16th edition of World Development Indicators publication and database update contains updated data through 2010 and 2011 for many indicators. This update contains:
04/19/2012 - 18:05
The World Bank has just added the Jobs data portal to its collection of freely available data and tools. The new data portal provides a data dashboard for any developing region or country and covers all dimensions of jobs – employment, economic structure, human capital, labor market institutions, and the business environment.
04/16/2012 - 09:05
Want data about the world at your fingertips? Download the new World Bank Data Finder apps available for Android, Blackberry and iOS.
04/15/2012 - 06:23
The World Bank recently launched a new version of the DataBank application, for exploring, analyzing and sharing the popular collection of more than 8,000 social and economic development indicators.
DataBank includes indicators from high quality, relevant collections, such as:
04/09/2012 - 14:26
Apps For Climate enters a new phase this week. Over 50 apps met the eligibility criteria and are now on display on the competition website.
03/26/2012 - 14:41
New datasets on the important role played by Bank-managed trust funds are now available on the Open Finances website (finances.worldbank.org).
03/15/2012 - 09:54
Stata is a statistical computing package widely used in the business and academic worlds. We use it at the World Bank and it’s great to see a new version of the wbopendata module that gives Stata users direct access to much of the data on data.worldbank.org.
02/27/2012 - 19:06
It’s exciting to see increasing interest and activity in the Apps For Climate competition. With less than three weeks left before the March 16th submission deadline and a $15,000 first prize, we wanted to take a minute to publish the latest news.
02/24/2012 - 14:32
Innovations in social media, mobile phones and interactive mapping are powerful tools to mobilize citizens and provide people with a voice. Governments can take advantage of the growing use of mobile technology, Facebook, Twitter, and interactive mapping in order to more deeply engage its citizens.
02/07/2012 - 18:05
Last week, about 50 people attended a meeting at the World Bank on ways that climate data and open source tools might be harnessed to address the challenges of climate change and development. The occasion for the meeting was the Apps For Climate competition, currently underway with a submission deadline of March 16th. But with both climate specialists and developers in the room, participants were just as interested in discussing the current state of knowledge, and exploring ways to bridge...