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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...

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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

Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure

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....

Time Series

Earth Observation for Climate-related Health Risk in Africa

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...

Geospatial

Lake Victoria Basin Health Monitoring

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...

Geospatial

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

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.

Geospatial

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).

Time Series

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

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.

Geospatial

Tuvalu - Meteorologic and Oceanographic Conditions

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...

Geospatial

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

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...

Geospatial

Mozambique Channel - Coral Reef and Oil Spill Mapping

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...

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Digital Elevation Model

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.

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Landslide Inventory and Hazard Map

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.

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Land Use Land Cover (LULC)

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.

Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Digital Elevation Model

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.

Geospatial

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.

Time Series

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

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.

Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Historical Flood Mapping

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.

Geospatial

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

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.

Geospatial

Usumacinta River Basin - Water Quality Analysis

The products within the water quality service provide the parameters (a) Chlorophyll concentration (CHL), (b) Total suspended matter concentration (TSM), (c) Dissolved organic matter absorption (CDOM), and (d) Signal depths (Z90). They are provided as monthly averages in raster data sets in two different resolutions: 300m and 1200m. Overview images are provided which show the monthly averages of each year. Besides the image data, times series plots are delivered showing the evolution of the respective parameters for the areas of interest (AOIs). Finally, matrix plots are provided that...

Geospatial

Zambezi River Basin Land Use, Land Use Change and Soil Erosion

This dataset provides Land Use, Land Use Change and Soil Loss (Area: Shire sub basin) at 10m resolution.
1) Land use maps: covers land use for the years 2005 and 2010 and the resulting changes
2) Erosion map of 2010: Relative potential based on the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) erosion formula that uses information on: annual rainfall in 2010, soil type, slope, slope length, land use in 2010 and farming practices.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in...

Geospatial

Zambezi River Basin Water Quality and Temperature

Water quality and temperature for Lake Malawi, Lake Malombe and Lake Chilwa, derived from MERIS FR images for 2010-2011 using the proprietary WISP algorithm.
These parameters are:
- Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a)
- Total Suspended Matter (TSM)
- Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)
- Kd averaged over the spectrum (KDP)
The results were resampled to a spatial resolution of 300m.
Selected Water Surface Temperature (SST) data is also included here as an additional product.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (...

Geospatial

Lake Malawi (Zambezi River Basin) - Small Water Bodies

Small water bodies inventory and water volume, covering the full Southern Province of Zambia, and includes of 1022 small reservoirs identified with optical satellite data from the Landsat5 satellite
in the years 2010 and 2011. These locations are also available in excel file with LatLong coordinates for field inspection.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report:...

Geospatial

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...

Time Series

Lake Titicaca Land Use and Land Use Changes

Lake Titicaca sub-basin land use of the years 2003 and 2010; and the land use changes between these years with thirteen Land Use classes defined.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership,
and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2013

Geospatial