09/27/2011 - 09:36
Gender equality matters for development The education and health levels of women and girls have improved greatly over the years. But in many parts of the world, women are still dying in childbirth, or not being born at all, at alarming rates.
09/21/2011 - 19:37
The Small States Supplement 2011 is a supplement to the World Development Indicators 2011 and presents data for developing member countries of the Small States Forum. This special supplement covers critical development factors within Small States.
09/12/2011 - 11:45
Washington, D.C. September 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m EST! WATCH LIVE at wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/event/open-data-open-knowledge-open-solutions
08/08/2011 - 09:43
On July 8th 2011, President Mwai Kibaki launched the Kenyan Open Data Initiative, making key government data freely available to the public through a single online portal. The 2009 census, national and regional expenditure, and information on key public services are some of the first datasets to be released.
07/13/2011 - 11:54
What do client governments, NGOs, bloggers, researchers, and application developers have in common? For one, they share a common demand for easier access to the World Bank’s financial data and better packaged financial information. 
07/01/2011 - 08:59
Each year on July 1 the World Bank revises its classification of the world’s economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. Income classifications on the country pages of the Open Data site and regional and income group aggregates in the World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and other databases will be revised accordingly at the time of their next scheduled release.
06/15/2011 - 14:50
New web-based tool makes information about national statistical systems easier to find and share ‘I found your site by accident today while researching statistical needs for health indicators on the Millennium Development Goals. I can't believe that I didn't know about it already.’ said a statistician from New Zealand when she found out about the VSS website while working in a developing country.
05/05/2011 - 12:44
Global community meet to discuss implementation of SDMX, and showcase tools The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011.  Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google.
05/05/2011 - 09:44
Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) team plays vital role and travels many back roads Eighty-eight surveys of very poor households spanning 26 years, 90% of them open to the public Firsthand microdata helps people understand living standards, poverty and inequality May 5, 2011 – For two to three weeks at a time, Kathleen Beegle disappears into the wide open spaces of rural Africa.


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