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Belt and Road Initiative Trade Costs Database

This paper studies the impact of transport infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative on shipment times and trade costs. Based on a new data on completed and planned Belt and Road transport projects, Geographic Information System analysis is used to estimate shipment times before and after the Belt and Road Initiative. Two sets of data are computed to address different research questions: a global database based on an analysis of 1,000 cities in 191 countries and 47 sectors and a regional database that focuses on more granular information (1,818 cities) for Belt and Road...


Human Capital Index

The Human Capital Index (HCI) database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the Human Capital Index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender. The index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, given the risks of poor health and poor education that prevail in the country where she lives. It is designed to highlight how improvements in current health and education outcomes shape the productivity of the next generation of workers, assuming that children born today experience over the next 18 years...

Time Series

Philippines - National Demographic and Health Survey 2017

The 2017 Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS 2017) is a nationwide survey with a nationally representative sample of approximately 30,832 housing units. The primary objective of the survey is to provide up-to-date estimates of basic demographic and health indicators. Specifically, the NDHS 2017 collected information on marriage, fertility levels, fertility preferences, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding, maternal and child health, child mortality, awareness and behavior regarding HIV/AIDS, women’s empowerment, domestic violence, and other...


Statistical and Psychometric Methods for Educational Measurement

All impact evaluations depend on quantitative data that typically come from surveys, direct observations of children or service providers, and administrative data like scores from exams. To detect impacts of the interventions under evaluation, we need data that will appropriately measure changes in the outcomes we want the intervention to affect. How do we know we are using the right data and analyzing it appropriately? Enter psychometrics, which is the branch of psychology focused on the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative assessments. Psychometric evaluations can...


IBRD Balance Sheet, FY2010

Provides data from the IBRD Balance Sheet for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2009. The values are expressed in millions of U.S. Dollars


Senegal - Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue 2017

L’Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue (EDS-Continue) a comme objectifs fondamentaux : (1) répondre aux besoins permanents en données pour planifier, suivre et évaluer les programmes de santé et de population, et (2) renforcer les capacités au sein des institutions du pays pour collecter, traiter, analyser, diffuser et utiliser ces données. L’objectif principal de l’EDS Continue de 2017 est de fournir des estimations actualisées des indicateurs démographiques et de santé. En particulier, au cours de l’EDS Continue de 2017, des données ont été collectées sur des indicateurs...


Mauritania - World Bank Group Country Survey 2018

The Country Opinion Survey in Mauritania assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Mauritania 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 Mauritania on: 1) Their views regarding the general environment in Mauritania; 2) Their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Mauritania; 3) Overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and...