This spatial database, a product of the South Asia Region Chief Economist's (SARCE) Office, presents data collected from official sources and harmonized into different spatial levels. Data includes economic and environmental data across 12 topic areas, and includes data from four countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal) for both 2001 and 2011.
Catalogue lists all the data produced under the partnership contracts between the World Bank Group and the European Space Agency
The World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to open back doors that can harm individuals, businesses, and societies. To address this tension between the helpful and harmful potential of data, this Report calls for a new social contract that enables the use and reuse of data to create economic and social value, ensures equitable access to that value, and fosters trust that data will not be misused in harmful ways. The data used in the WDR2021 are curated as a collection here.
The World Development Report 2022: Finance for an Equitable Recovery examines the central role of finance in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it looks into the consequences of the crisis most likely to affect emerging economies and proposes a set of policies to mitigate the interconnected financial risks stemming from the pandemic and to steer economies toward a sustainable and equitable recovery. The data used in the WDR2022 are curated as a collection here.