04/18/2013 - 11:38
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 - 13:27
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 - 14:15
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 - 14:07
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 - 10:38
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 - 13:50
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.
10/01/2012 - 18:53
The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been updated. New child mortality estimates by the UN Inter-agency group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) have been released for neonatal, infant and under-five mortality; and new malnutrition estimates have been jointly released by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank. Other series that have been updated include education statistics, military expenditure, private participation in infrastructure, balance of payments series, monetary...
09/28/2012 - 11:30
UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank have collaborated to produce a set of joint estimates of child malnutrition for 2011 as well as trends since 1990. The report is available here.
09/11/2012 - 13:40
The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2013 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Development Database, accompanying the Global Financial Development Report 2013. The Global Financial Development Database is an improved and more complete database on financial sector development that takes into account the multidimensional nature of financial systemsThe book contains data for 38 selected indicators of financial sector development for more than 200 economies.
09/04/2012 - 13:24
In most countries, women are less likely than men to participate in the labor market, that is, less likely to be employed or looking actively for a job.