Crowdsourced Price Data Collection Pilot

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Crowdsourced price data from 15 pilot countries, namely, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam; from December 2015 to August 2016 and covering 162 household good and service items.

This database is a repository of information collected during a World Bank pilot study on the feasibility of crowdsourced price data collection utilizing modern information and communication technologies. The collected data can be used for a variety of spatial and temporal price studies and other price-related applications.

The data was collected by leveraging a privately-operated network of paid on-the-ground contributors that had access to a smartphone application. Price collection tasks and related guidance was pushed through the application to specific geographical locations. The contributors carried out the requested collection tasks and submitted price data and other metadata using the application.

The pilot was conducted in 15 pilot countries, namely, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam from December 2015 to August 2016. The collected price data covers 162 tightly specified household good and service items, including food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance; health; transport; communication; recreation and culture; education; restaurants and hotels; and miscellaneous goods and services.

In total, the database includes 1,262,458 price observations, ranging from 196,188 observations for Brazil to 14,102 observations for Cambodia. The observations are accompanied by a rich set of metadata, including longitude and latitude coordinates and related geographical designations, time-stamps, outlet identifiers, volume and weight details, and brand and model information. Due to the pilot nature of this data, the survey coverage varies between and within countries. In addition, the comparability of price data for goods is typically more reliable than those for services.

This database is a product of the World Bank Development Data Group. Use is subject to World Bank policies and procedures on access to information. Site-specific terms of use apply and are stated below.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Macroeconomic and Structural Policies
Poverty
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
15
Geographical Coverage: 
Cambodia
Indonesia
Philippines
Vietnam
Argentina
Brazil
Colombia
Peru
Venezuela, RB
Bangladesh
Ghana
Kenya
Malawi
Nigeria
South Africa
External Contact Email: 
WB Project ID: 
P040288
Access Options:
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Temporal Coverage: 
2015 - 2016

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Crowdsourced price data from 15 pilot countries, namely, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam; from December 2015 to August 2016 and covering 162 household good and service items.

This database is a repository of information collected during a World Bank pilot study on the feasibility of crowdsourced price data collection utilizing modern information and communication technologies. The collected data can be used for a variety of spatial and temporal price studies and other price-related applications.

The data was collected by leveraging a privately-operated network of paid on-the-ground contributors that had access to a smartphone application. Price collection tasks and related guidance was pushed through the application to specific geographical locations. The contributors carried out the requested collection tasks and submitted price data and other metadata using the application.

The pilot was conducted in 15 pilot countries, namely, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Venezuela and Vietnam from December 2015 to August 2016. The collected price data covers 162 tightly specified household good and service items, including food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance; health; transport; communication; recreation and culture; education; restaurants and hotels; and miscellaneous goods and services.

In total, the database includes 1,262,458 price observations, ranging from 196,188 observations for Brazil to 14,102 observations for Cambodia. The observations are accompanied by a rich set of metadata, including longitude and latitude coordinates and related geographical designations, time-stamps, outlet identifiers, volume and weight details, and brand and model information. Due to the pilot nature of this data, the survey coverage varies between and within countries. In addition, the comparability of price data for goods is typically more reliable than those for services.

This database is a product of the World Bank Development Data Group. Use is subject to World Bank policies and procedures on access to information. Site-specific terms of use apply and are stated below.

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Modified Date
2018-01-29
Release Date
Periodicity
Hour/Minute/Second
Identifier
f374e519-6710-45ab-82fd-e5bb9efe35a8
Temporal Coverage

2015 - 2016

License
License Not Specified
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Number of Economies: 
15
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
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WB Project ID: 
P040288
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
DEC
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Modified date: 
98
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Yes
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