Well-functioning financial systems serve a vital purpose, offering savings, credit, payment, and risk management products to people with a wide range of needs. Yet until now little had been known about the global reach of the financial sector - the extent of financial inclusion and the degree to which such groups as the poor, women, and youth are excluded from formal financial systems. Systematic indicators of the use of different financial services had been lacking for most economies. The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database provides such indicators. This database contains...
This layer presents a nighttime view of the earth that provides an informational and educational view of our planet at night. The image was produced by mosaicking defense meteorlogical satellite program (dmsp) operational linescan system (ols) satellite images. This system was originally designed to view clouds by moonlight and to map the locations of permanent lights on the earth's surface.
The global reservoir and dam database, version 1 (revision 01) contains 6,862 records of reservoirs and their associated dams with a cumulative storage capacity of 6,197 cubic km. The dams were geospatially referenced and assigned to polygons depicting reservoir outlines at high spatial resolution. Dams have multiple attributes, such as name of the dam and impounded river, primary use, nearest city, height, area and volume of reservoir, and year of construction (or commissioning). While the main focus was to include all dams associated with reservoirs that have a storage capacity of more...
This layer shows CO2 emitting power plants worldwide. It reveals the plants location, ownership, power production, and CO2 emissions. Http://carma.org/
UNESCO's world heritage committee has designated over 1,000 sites around the world as having outstanding universal value. This layer shows the locations of the sites, including cultural, natural, and mixed sites. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
The vector data set is based on the FAO-UNESCO soil map of the world. The digitized soil map of the world, at 1:5.000.000 scale, is in the geographic projection (latitude - longitude) intersected with a template containing water related features (coastlines, lakes, glaciers and double-lined rivers). The digital soil map of the world (except for the continent of Africa) was intersected with the country boundaries map from the world data bank ii (with country boundaries updated to January 1994 at 1:3 000 000 scale), obtained from the US government. For Africa, the country boundaries are...
GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 01/01/2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The GlobCover project has developed a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. The GlobCover 2009 land cover map is derived by an automatic and regionally-tuned classification of a time series of global MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) FR mosaics for the year 2009. The global land cover map counts 22 land cover classes defined with the...
WITS Trade Stats is a database created by aggregating data from UN COMTRADE and UNCTAD TRAINS database. It provides information on bilateral trade exports, imports and tariffs for over 180 countries and regions.
The Gender Statistics database is a comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency.
Relevant indicators drawn from the World Development Indicators, reorganized according to the goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These indicators may help to monitor SDGs, but they are not always the official indicators for SDG monitoring.
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates
Health Nutrition and Population Statistics database provides key health, nutrition and population statistics gathered from a variety of international and national sources. Themes include global surgery, health financing, HIV/AIDS, immunization, infectious diseases, medical resources and usage, noncommunicable diseases, nutrition, population dynamics, reproductive health, universal health coverage, and water and sanitation.
Relevant indicators drawn from the World Development Indicators, reorganized according to the goals and targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 countries and territories over the period 1996“2014, for six dimensions of governance.
The “Sustainable Energy for all (SE4ALL)” initiative, launched in 2010 by the UN Secretary General, established three global objectives to be accomplished by 2030: to ensure universal access to modern energy services, to double the global rate of improvement in global energy efficiency, and to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. SE4ALL database supports this initiative and provides country level historical data for access to electricity and non-solid fuel; share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption by technology; and energy intensity rate of...
The Global Financial Development Database is an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 206 economies. The database includes measures of (1) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (2) degree to which individuals can and do use financial services (access), (3) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency), and (4) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability).For a complete description of the dataset and a discussion of the underlying literature, see...
Enterprise Surveys provide firm-level data from over 125,000 establishments in 139 countries. Data are used to create over 100 indicators that benchmark the quality of the business environment across the globe. Each country is surveyed every 3 to 4 years.In addition to country-level aggregated data, firm-level data are available to registered users on the Enterprise Surveys site at http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/nada.
Providing daily updates of global economic developments, with coverage of high income- as well as developing countries. Daily data updates are provided for exchange rates, equity markets, and emerging market bond indices. Monthly data coverage (updated daily and populated upon availability) is provided for consumer prices, high-tech market indicators, industrial production and merchandise trade.
The World Bank EdStats All Indicator Query holds over 4,000 internationally comparable indicators that describe education access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, population, and expenditures. The indicators cover the education cycle from pre-primary to vocational and tertiary education.The query also holds learning outcome data from international and regional learning assessments (e.g. PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS), equity data from household surveys, and projection/attainment data to 2050. For further information, please visit the EdStats website.
This database presents HNP data by wealth quintile since 1990s to present. It covers more than 70 indicators, including childhood diseases and interventions, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mortality, and other determinants of health, for more than 90 low- and middle-income countries. The data sources are Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS).