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Public Expenditure and Accountability

PEFA is a multi-donor TF with 7 partners, including the WBG. Although the program TF is administered by the WBG, but not funded by the WBG, it is important that the PEFA program framework is seen as autonomous so all partners are represented equally. PEFA is an open sourced monitoring tool, whereby, the end result is to produce a report which should guide government on its decision on PFM reform.

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Private Participation in Renewable Energy

As concerns in developing countries grow regarding energy security, climate change and pollution, renewable energy is increasingly seen as part of the solution. To catalyze renewable development, these countries often seek to leverage private sector capital and expertise.

This website collects data on private participation in renewable energy in developing countries. It is part of the PPI Database and applies the same research methdology. The renewable energy section provides researchers with detailed, renewable-specific information on over 900 projects that were implemented between...

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Global Database of Shared Prosperity

The World Bank Group’s goal of promoting shared prosperity has been defined as fostering income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the welfare distribution in every country, and is measured by annualized growth in average real per capita consumption or income of the bottom 40 per cent. At the outset, other details for constructing this indicator were left for countries to decide, resulting in a lack of comparability between countries if they chose different time-periods or databases when making their estimates.

In response to the rising demand for cross-country comparisons, the...

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Women, Business and the Law

Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women's economic opportunities. Since 2009, WBL has enhanced the study of gender equality and informed discussions on improving women's prosperity. WBL 2018 is the fifth in a series of biennial reports measuring gender differences in seven main topics: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, going to court, building credit and protecting women from violence.

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WPS5261 - Trade Facilitation Indicators: Hard & Soft Infrastructure

The database contains four new indicators related to trade facilitation covering 112 countries over the 2004-2007. The indicators are scaled on a range of 0 (lowest performer) to 1 (top performer) and are obtained using factor analysis using 20 indicators of different sources: Doing Business, World Economic Forum, World Development Indicators and Transparency International. They are grouped along two dimensions: Hard infrastructure: Physical infrastructure measures the level of development and quality of ports, airports, roads, and rail infrastructure. Information and communications...

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Peru - The World Bank Listening to LAC (L2L) Pilot 2011

The rapid and massive dissemination of mobile phones in the developing world is creating new opportunities for the discipline of survey research. The World Bank is interested in leveraging mobile phone technology as a means of direct communication with poor households in the developing world in order to gather rapid feedback on the impact of economic crises and other events on the economy of such households. The World Bank commissioned Gallup to conduct the Listening to LAC (L2L) pilot program, a research project aimed at testing the feasibility of mobile phone technology as a way of data...

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Harmonized List of Fragility, Conflict And Violence Countries

This dataset contains the countries in situations of fragility, conflict and violence from 2006 to-date.

The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Fragile, Conflict and Violence Group (formally the Center on Conflict, Security and Development CCSD) annually releases the Harmonized List of Fragile Situations.
The first such list was compiled in fiscal year 2006 and has gone through a series of changes in terms of classification from the Low-Income Countries Under Stress List (LICUS) (2006-2009), to the Fragile States List (2010) to the now Harmonized list of Fragile Situations (2011-2015)....

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Honduras - The World Bank Listening to LAC (L2L) Pilot 2012

The rapid and massive dissemination of mobile phones in the developing world is creating new opportunities for the discipline of survey research. The World Bank is interested in leveraging mobile phone technology as a means of direct communication with poor households in the developing world in order to gather rapid feedback on the impact of economic crises and other events on the economy of such households. The World Bank commissioned Gallup to conduct the Listening to LAC (L2L) pilot program, a research project aimed at testing the feasibility of mobile phone technology as a way of data...

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World - All The Ginis 1950-2012

All the Ginis you ever wanted! Combined Gini data from Luxembourg Income Study (suffix LIS), Socio-Economic Database for Latin America (suffix SEDLAC), World Income Distribution (suffix WYD; the full data set is available, World Bank Europe and Central Asia (suffix EE) and WIDER (suffix W) databases; with their key dummies (net/gross, income/expenditure, household/individual). More than 1500 consistent Gini values from 154 countries and covering the period from 1950 to 2008.

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World - Financial Access 1995-2002

This pooled database is the result of a recent stock-taking exercise, which has assembled data from all the Living Standards Measurement Study containing financial access data.

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EU Region - EU Standards 1995-2003

The dataset files contain a data on the EU Standards Database for agricultural products and textiles/clothing. The EU Standards Database collates European standards for agricultural products and textiles/clothing over the period 1995-2003, and maps them to the Harmonized System. For each product-year combination, counts are given both of the number of standards and of the number of pages of standards. In general, rapid growth is observed both in the number and average length of standards.

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Africa - What Does Aid to Africa Finance ? 1970-1996

If a donor gives aid for a project that the recipient government would have undertaken anyway, then the aid is financing some expenditure other than the intended project. The notion that aid in this sense may be "fungible," while long recognized, has recently been receiving some empirical support. The paper "What Does Aid to Africa Finance?" focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa—the region with the largest GDP share of aid—and presents results that indicate that aid may be partially fungible, and suggests some reasons why. This database contains data used for the analysis.

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Chad Roads

This shapefile contains roads in Chad and  its surface type and conditions.

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Gambia, The Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Gambia, The. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

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Cote d'Ivoire Power Plants

Data for power plants in Cote d'Ivoire with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Congo, Dem. Rep. Power Plants

Data for power plants in Congo, Dem. Rep. with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Cape Verde Power Plants

Data for power plants in Cape Verde with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Congo, Rep. Power Plants

Data for power plants in Congo, Rep. with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Gambia, The Power Plants

Data for power plants in Gambia, The with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Guinea Bisau Power Plants

Data for power plants in Guinea Bisau with total installed generating capacity 10 mw from the
Platts World Electric Power Plants Database (WEPP 2006).

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Cape Verde Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Cape Verde. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

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Congo, Dem. Rep. Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Congo, Dem. Rep.. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

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Guinea Bissau Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Guinea Bissau. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

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Congo, Rep. Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Congo, Rep.. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

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Cote d'Ivoire Electricity Transmission Network

Data for medium and high voltage transmission lines in Cote d'Ivoire. The data were compiled for
the AICD study led by the World Bank. A variety of sources were consulted, including regional power pool documents
and maps from World Bank project documents.

Geospatial