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Procuring Infrastructure - Public-Private Partnership

Procuring Infrastructure PPPs: Adherence to Best Regulatory Practices is a collection of comparable and actionable data on the procurement of large-scale public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects around the world. The assessments of countries’ regulatory practices are organized in four thematic areas: preparation, procurement, contract management, and a special module on unsolicited proposals (USP).

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Liberia - World Bank Group Country Survey 2017

The Country Opinion Survey in Liberia assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Liberia perceive the WBG. It provides the WBG with systematic feedback from national and local governments, multilateral/bilateral agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society in Liberia on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Liberia; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Liberia; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in...


Atlas of the Sustainable Development Goals 2018: From the World Development Indicators

The dataset includes raw data, as well as analytical and chart-formatting code (primarily in R) used to produce the 145 figures in the Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018. A majority of the figures are based on data from the World Development Indicators (around 100 figures), while nearly the entire remainder use other open datasets which are included in this entry to ensure reproducibility. Four figures use data which we are unable to share for commercial reasons.

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Economic Fitness

Economic Fitness (EF) is both a measure of a country’s diversification and ability to produce complex goods on a globally competitive basis. Countries with the highest levels of EF have capabilities to produce a diverse portfolio of products, ability to upgrade into ever-increasing complex goods, tend to have more predictable long-term growth, and to attain good competitive position relative to other countries. Countries with low EF levels tend to suffer from poverty, low capabilities, less predictable growth, low value-addition, and trouble upgrading and diversifying faster than other...

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Liberia - Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016

The main purpose of the Household Income Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2016 was to offer high quality and nationwide representative household data that provided information on incomes and expenditure in order to update the Consumer Price Index (CPI), improve National Accounts statistics, provide agricultural data and measure poverty as well as other socio-economic indicators. These statistics were urgently required for evidence-based policy making and monitoring of implementation results supported by the Poverty Reduction Strategy (I & II), the AfT and the Liberia National Vision 2030. The...


Liberia - Enterprise Survey 2017

This document provides additional information on the data collected in Liberia between July 2017 and September 2017. The objective of the Enterprise Survey is to gain an understanding of what firms experience in the private sector. Through interviews with firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the Indicator Survey data provides information on the constraints to private sector growth and is used to create statistically significant business environment indicators that are comparable across countries. The sample frame consisted of listings of firms from two sources: For panel firms...


ESA CCI Land Cover - Sentinel-2A Prototype Land Cover 20 meter Map of Africa 2016

The CCI Land Cover (LC) team is proud to announce the successful development of a prototype high resolution LC map at 20m over Africa based on 1 year of Sentinel-2A observations from December 2015 to December 2016. The main objective of the 'S2 prototype LC map at 20m of Africa 2016' release is to collect users feedback for further improvements.

The Coordinate Reference System used for the global land cover database is a geographic coordinate system (GCS) based on the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) reference ellipsoid.

The legend of the S2 prototype LC 20m map of Africa...


WTO Dispute Settlement Database

The dataset covers all 351 WTO disputes initiated through the official filing of a Request for Consultations at the WTO, from 1 January 1995 until October 25, 2006, and for these disputes it includes events occurring until December 31, 2006. For these disputes, the dataset covers exhaustively all stages of dispute settlement proceedings, from the moment when consultations are being requested to the eventual implementation of the rulings.

The dataset contains several hundred variables, providing information on various aspects of the legal procedure. The total number of entries is...


Public Credit Registries Survey Dataset

The Survey of Public Credit Registries was conducted by the World Bank in 1999-2000. 77 countries have participated in the survey, of which 40 indicated that they operated a public credit registry. The dataset contains responces to the survey regarding the nature of information collected and distributed by the Public Credit Registry, issues related to customer care and legal framework for credit.


Finance for All? Policy Research Report

This dataset provides the following measures:

  • Composite measure of access to financial services;
  • Use of loan and deposit services across economies;
  • Branch and ATM penetration across economies;
  • Barriers to deposit services;
  • Barriers to loan services: consumer and mortgage loans;
  • Barriers to loan services: business and SME loans; and
  • Barriers to payment services.

WPS7091 - Protected Areas and Deforestation: New Results from High-Resolution Panel Data

This research investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa and Latin America for the period 2001-2012 by comparing deforestation rates within 10km inside and outside of the boundary of protected areas. Annual time series of these deforestation rates were constructed from recently published high-resolution data on forest clearing from Hansen et al (2013), the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA); a shapefile identifying tropical forest areas, drawn from Hansen, et al. (2003); and the database of Global...

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WPS78738 - Modeling the effects of physician emigration on human development

This paper quantifies the effects of physician emigration on human development indicators in developing countries. First, the geographical distribution and evolution of physician brain drain is documented for the period 1991-2004. Second, random and fixed effects models were employed to investigate the effects of physicians in the home countries and abroad on child mortality and vaccination rates. And third, models were estimated to investigate migration induced incentives and possible brain gain in the medical sector. The results showed positive effects of migration prospects on medical...

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WPS77544 - Measuring international skilled migration : a new database controlling for age of entry

Recent data on international migration of skilled workers define skilled migrants by education level without distinguishing whether they acquired their education in the home or the host country. This article uses immigrants' age of entry as a proxy for where they acquired their education. Data on age of entry are available from a subset of receiving countries that together represent 77 percent of total skilled immigration to countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Using these data and a simple gravity model to estimate the age-of-entry structure of...

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WPS4613 - A gendered assessment of the brain drain

This paper updates and extends the Docquier-Marfouk data set on inter-national migration by educational attainment. The authors use new sources, homogenize definitions of what a migrant is, and compute gender-disaggregated indicators of the brain drain. Emigration stocks and rates are provided by level of schooling and gender for 195 source countries in 1990 and 2000. The data set can be used to capture the recent trend in women's skilled migration and to analyze its causes and consequences for developing countries. The .findings show that women represent an increasing share of the OECD...

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Investment Climate FCS-typology-focused Data

Ten-year Investment Climate data for Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS) for the years 2006-2018.
These data are compiled from the World Bank's WDI, Enterprise Survey, Doing Business, CPIA and World Governance Indicators.

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Neighborhood Fragility Index (NFI) 2017

This Neighborhood Fragility Index (NFI) is based on the Fragility States Index (FSI) 2017 of the Fund for Peace. It provides a better understanding of neighbor quality of each country.

The quality of the neighborhood affects the trajectory of FCS countries through two channels: (1) A fragile neighborhood may increase the fragility of the affected country and perpetuate the conflict through illegal flows of weapons and fighters; (2) A stable neighborhood can provide the FCS countries with trading partners during and immediately after the conflict. It can also be a source of...


WPS6979 - WTO Trade Flows and Trade Disputes

The database from Bown and Reynolds (2014, "Trade Flows and Trade Disputes") maps information on the policies that triggered WTO dispute settlement actions between 1995 and 2011 to highly disaggregated, product-level trade data so as to potentially learn from more precise measures of market access. This mapping includes three important elements i) information on the timing of the respondent’s policy change which triggered the dispute; ii) information on the different types of WTO-violating policies imposed, particularly whether they are ‘global’ policies (imposed against all trading...

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WPS609 - A Sensitivity Analysis of Cross-Country Growth Regressions

A vast literature uses cross-country regressions to search for empirical linkages between long-run growth rates and a variety of economic policy, political, and institutional indicators. This paper examines whether the conclusions from existing studies are robust or fragile to small changes in the conditioning information set. The authors find that almost all results are fragile. They do, however, identify a positive, robust correlation between growth and the share of investment in GDP and between the investment share and the ratio of international trade to GDP. The authors clarify the...


Liberia - Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Liberia 2010

The goal of the Impact Evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (EPAG) is to provide 2500 young Liberian women with livelihood and life skills training and facilitate their transition to productive work. Data collected during the baseline survey provide a comprehensive socioeconomic profile of the 2008 young women who applied for and met the eligibility requirements for the EPAG program in June/July 2010. The purpose of the baseline survey is twofold: (i) to benchmark the socioeconomic status of each study participant as a measure of comparison against the midline and...


Liberia - Malaria Indicator Survey 2016

The 2016 Liberia Malaria Indicator Survey (LMIS) is a nationwide survey with a nationally representative sample of approximately 4,500 households. The survey provides information on key malaria control indictors, such as the proportion of households having at least one bed net and at least one insecticide-treated net (ITN). The primary objective of the 2016 Liberia Malaria Indicator Survey (LMIS) was to provide up-to-date estimates of basic demographic and health indicators for malaria. Specifically, the LMIS collected information on vector control interventions such as mosquito nets and...


Liberia - Sisters of Success: Measuring the Impact of Mentoring and Girls Groups in Supporting Girls’ Transition Into Adolescence and Adulthood 2013

The Sisters of Success (SOS) program supports girls’ transition into adolescence and adulthood. The SOS program’s primary goals are to reduce in-school girls’ likelihood of dropping out of school; to increase out-of-school girls’ likelihood of returning to school; and to reduce girls’ risky sexual behavior and likelihood of becoming pregnant as a minor. More broadly, the SOS program aims to help girls adopt healthy behaviors; build confidence and self-esteem; learn and practice their rights; begin to develop savings and financial literacy habits; increase their community participation and...


Liberia urbanization metrics

Defining what is and is not urban is complicated, but is crucial to many aspects of development: poverty estimation, disaster mitigation, quantifying environmental degradation, just to name a few. While official definitions of urban are usually left to nectral statistical agencies, there is need for a consistent, quantitative, apolitical definition of urban. This data package attempts to do that by estimating urban in three different ways: using nighttime lights, using gridded population data, and a combination of gridded population data and travel time. Within these defintions, a number...


Control of Corruption: Estimate

Control of Corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests. Estimate gives the country's score on the aggregate indicator, in units of a standard normal distribution, i.e. ranging from approximately -2.5 to 2.5.

Control of Corruption: Number of Sources

Control of Corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests. Number of sources indicates the number of underlying data sources on which the aggregate estimate is based.

Control of Corruption: Percentile Rank

Control of Corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as "capture" of the state by elites and private interests. Percentile rank indicates the country's rank among all countries covered by the aggregate indicator, with 0 corresponding to lowest rank, and 100 to highest rank. Percentile ranks have been adjusted to correct for changes over time in the composition of the countries covered by the WGI.