East Asia & Pacific

Exporter Dynamics Database

Description: 

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

World Sea-Level Rise Dataset

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Sea-level rise (SLR) due to climate change is a serious global threat: The scientific evidence is now overwhelming. Continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warming could well promote SLR of 1m in this century, and unexpectedly rapid breakup of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets might produce a 3-5m SLR. In this research, we have assessed the consequences of continued SLR for 84 coastal developing countries. Geographic Information System (GIS) software has been used to overlay the best available, spatially-disaggregated global data on critical impact...

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Other

Terrestrial Biodiversity indicators

Description: 

Biodiversity indicator values (scores) for grid cells at 1-kilometer resolution, based on:

  • Total counts of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles identified from over 25,000 range maps of species received from IUCN and Birdlife International
  • Total counts of critically endangered and endangered mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles
  • Endemicity score (based on presence of endemic species/ species unique to the region)
  • Extinction risks for species over 50, 100 and 500 years
  • Biome vulnerability, identified from the WWF ecoregions
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Geospatial

BRI Database, Reed and Trubetskoy 2019

Description: 

Replication files and instructions for Reed, Tristan; Trubetskoy, Alexandr. 2019. Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English). Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8815.

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Other

Bureaucrats in Business: The Economics and Politics of Government Ownership

Description: 

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

Infrastructure spending needs

Description: 

This data compiles infrastructure investment needs in five sectors and six world regions, for three spending scenarios that vary in terms of ambition and efficiency in infrastructure service delivery. It distinguishes between new capital investment and maintenance, and provides data in 2015 US dollars and in percent of regions' GDP. Please refer to Rozenberg, Julie, and Marianne Fay, eds. 2019. Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need While Protecting the Planet, Sustainable Infrastructure Series (Washington, DC: World Bank) for a detailed description.

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Other

Global Urban Definitions

Description: 

There are a number of different ways to define what is urban, and this dataset contains the geospatial data used by the World Bank Group to assess various definitions. Specifically, there are the following datasets:
- European Commissions methodology applied to Landscan 2012
- Agglomeration Index

A detailed comparison of the datasets can be found in this paper:...

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Geospatial

Ad Valorem Equivalent of Non-Tariff Measures

Description: 

The ad valorem equivalent (AVE) of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is the uniform tariff that will result in the same trade impacts on the import of a product due to the presence of the NTMs. In other words, the AVEs represent the additional costs that the presence of NTMs has on imports. The AVE estimation is based on data in the TRAINS database. To minimize time inconsistencies, the analysis utilizes a reduced sample of NTMs data collected between 2012 and 2016. The data is transformed in a cross section database spanning about 40 importing countries plus the European Union, about 200...

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Other

Worldwide Bureaucracy Indicators

Description: 

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

GRIP (Global Roads Inventory Project) - 2018

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The Global Roads Inventory Project is a harmonized global dataset of aproximately 60 geospatial datasets on road infrastructure. The resulting dataset covers 222 countries and includes over 21 million km of roads, which is two to three times the total length in the currently best available country-based global roads datasets.
This dataset is split into 5 road types: highways/ primary/ secondary/ tertiary/ local roads

For more information, please visit:
http://www.globio.info/download-grip-dataset
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Geospatial

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

Description: 

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

China - Guizhou: Maternal Clinics

Description: 

An inventory of the maternal clinics in Guizhou, China. Dataset extracted from OSM in March 2016.

Type: 
Geospatial

China - Guizhou: School Location

Description: 

This dataset is an inventory of the schools in Guizhou, China. Dataset extracted from OSM in March 2016.

Type: 
Geospatial