IBRD

Exporter Dynamics Database

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The EDD draws on datasets covering the universe of exporter transactions obtained directly from customs agencies, allowing for comparability across countries. The measures in the EDD cover the basic micro-characteristics of the export sector (number of exporters, their size, and their growth), the degree of concentration and of diversification of exporters, their dynamics in terms of entry, exit, and survival, and the average unit prices of the products they trade.

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Time Series

Bureaucrats in Business: The Economics and Politics of Government Ownership

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This report examines the economic problems that arise when governments own and operate enterprises that could be managed by the private sector. It draws on a rich database and detailed country case studies to provide the most comprehensive assessment yet of a decade of divestiture and reform of state-owned enterprises. It evaluates the experiences of 12 countries, some of which have reformed successfully, and some which did not.

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Time Series

Worldwide Bureaucracy Indicators

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The Worldwide Bureaucracy Indicators (WWBI) is a dataset on public sector employment and wages that can help researchers and development practitioners gain a better understanding of the personnel dimensions of state capability, the footprint of the public sector on the overall labor market, and the fiscal implications of the government wage bill. The WWBI aim to fill the gap in information on the personnel of the state by providing more objective measures drawing on administrative data and household surveys, thereby complementing existing, expert perception-based approaches.

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Time Series

World Bank Group - LinkedIn Digital Data for Development

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UPDATE DEC 2018: WBG staffs please log in to access datasets.
UPDATE APR 2019: Please note that country-level skills penetration data is being test used by selected pilot projects at WBG. This data is more granular and at the occupation level for each country. If the risks of mis-interpretation and mis-use the data are low, these resources will be made more widely accessible

The LinkedIn and World Bank Group collaboration is a prime example of how technology companies can work with development institutions to bring new data and insights to...

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Time Series

Belt and Road Initiative Trade Costs Database

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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...

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Other

Human Capital Index

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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...

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Time Series

Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure

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Governments of developing countries typically spend between 20 and 30 percent of gross domestic product. Hence, small changes in the efficiency of public spending could have a major impact on aggregate productivity growth and gross domestic product levels. Therefore, measuring efficiency and comparing input-output combinations of different decision-making units becomes a central challenge. This paper gauges efficiency as the distance between observed input-output combinations and an efficiency frontier estimated by means of the Free Disposal Hull and Data Envelopment Analysis techniques....

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Time Series

Bank Credit Allocation in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Despite their importance, data on the structure of bank credit by maturity are scarce. For Latin America and the Caribbean, data are particularly difficult to obtain, as few banks report loan maturity data in commercial data sets such as Bankscope. With support from the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas, this study assembled a novel data set on the structure of bank credit allocation in Latin America and the Caribbean covering 21 countries during 2004-14. This paper uses Bankscope and International Financial Statistics data to extended the coverage to more than 100...

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Time Series

Earth Observation for Climate-related Health Risk in Africa

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The EOCHA Data Portal facilitates the access to heterogeneous datasets providing in a one-stop-shop the access services and basic data mining tools necessary to explore geospatial data i.e. in the context of the disease early warning systems. The Portal is based on the Multisensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) technology - an Earth Observation and geospatial data analysis tool empowered with OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards and open source technologies to enable Big Data access and processing services.
Key World Bank sectors can benefit from such climaterelated health risk...

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Geospatial

Lake Victoria Basin Health Monitoring

Description: 

This dataset for Lake Victoria includes the following parameters:
1. Ecological water quality parameters (including Chlorophyll-a surface concentration, Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) and Lake Surface Temperature (LST)),
2. Monitoring of the proliferation of macro-algae (water hyacinth index from optical data, water hyacinth likelihood index from radar data, and Floating Vegetation),
3. Sustainability indexes (evolution of land cover - land use (1984 - 2014), evolution of surface occupied by water hyacinth, evolution of pollution release into the lake due to rainfall...

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Geospatial

Argentina and Chile - Forest and Land Cover/Land Use Mapping

Description: 

Land cover, land use, forest mapping, with statistics and fragmentation indicators for Chiloe Island (Chile) and Gran Chaco (Argentina) covering three periods in time (years 2000, 2007 and 2013).
These data are produced under ESA project Support to REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Latin America.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Procuring Infrastructure - Public-Private Partnership

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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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Time Series

Mapping of South Asian Cities - Colombo, Chittagong, Jalalabad, and Karachi

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Land cover/land use (LCLU) structure, distribution, changes, change flows structure, and extension of urban areas (potential slums) for the two reference periods: 1999-2001 and 2012-2014, for the four cities: Colombo, Chittagong, Jalalabad, and Karachi.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Tuvalu - Meteorologic and Oceanographic Conditions

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This dataset is for an area from Vanuatu to Samoa between 2007 and 2012, mapping meteorologic and oceaonographic conditions.
Meteorologic parameters include: Hurricanes, wave heights, air temperature, and wind fields.
Oceanographic parameters include: Chlorophyll-a concentration of case 1 and 2 waters (CHL), total suspended matter (TSM), water transparency, sea surface temperature.
Yearly averages and seasonal averages are considered. Wet season is considered from November to April, dry season is considered from May to October. Maps highlight the possible link between...

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Geospatial

Papua New Guinea - Roads, Land Use Land Cover, and Forest Cover Change

Description: 

This dataset provides the following parameters for Papua New Guinea:
1. Forest Cover Change map 2005-2009-2011 for Oro project area. This map shows secondary and primary forest cover, non-forest, and water, with deforestation for the periods 2005-2009 and 2009-2011.
2. Land Cover map 2011 for Oro and West New Britain project areas. These maps provide a detailed picture of key land cover types including forest, wetlands, shrubland, settlements and oil palm.
3. Roads dataset 2011 for Oro and West New Britain project areas. This dataset provides an updated road network layer...

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Geospatial

Mozambique Channel - Coral Reef and Oil Spill Mapping

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This dataset provides coral reef habitat mapping (detailed geomorphological zonation) and change detection maps spanning 2000-2011.
First data output is: Oil spills monitored twice a week during 6 months (from July 1st to January 3rd 2011) leading to a total of 324 products (in netcdf/cdf formats along with png snapshots), including:
Chlorophyll concentration, Low-Res Sea Surface Temperature, Hi-Res Sea Surface Temperature, Total Suspended Matter, Water Transparency and Significant Wave Height.
Second data output is: Assessment of coral reef health and evolution focusing...

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Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Digital Elevation Model

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for St. Lucia, Grenada and Belize.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Landslide Inventory and Hazard Map

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Landslide Inventory and Hazard Mapping for St. Lucia and Grenada.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Land Use Land Cover (LULC)

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Land Use/Land Cover Mapping including water bodies, rivers and streams, for St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Digital Elevation Model

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) at 20m and precise DEM at 0.5m for the catchments of Kelani Ganga and Attanagalu Oya.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

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

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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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Time Series

Sri Lanka - Land Use Land Cover LULC (Change) Mapping

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Land cover/land use (LULC) maps for the catchments of Kelani Ganga and Attanagalu Oya, and LULC Change comparing 1991, 2001 with the recent LCLU (2012). Classification includes two thematic levels (national 7-class scheme and 15 land cover/land use classes according to user definitions).

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Historical Flood Mapping

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Flood extents and maximum flood maps for flood events of May 2003, Dec 2007, Nov-Dec 2008, May 2010, and Dec 2014, based on a time series of EO SAR data and optical data.
The satellite imagery used, and validation and accuracy measures vary by flood event. Please consult the resources for details from respective flood events.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial

Usumacinta River Basin - Land Cover Land Use Mapping (LCLU)

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This dataset provides Land Cover Land Use (LCLU) in Usumacinta river basin (Mexico).

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

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Geospatial