The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) took an important step toward increased transparency today with the release of key IADB data on AidFlows (www.aidflows.org), a partnership first begun as a joint World Bank-OECD website.
The World Bank opened its data to the public on April 20, 2010, providing free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe. Central and local governments around the world are increasingly ‘opening' a range of data, for free, including as part of continuing global efforts to improve public services, create economic growth and enhance transparency.
Each year on July 1, The World Bank revises the classification of the world’s economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. The updated GNI per capita estimates are also used as input to the Bank’s operational classification of economies, which determines their lending eligibility. As of 1 July 2013, the World Bank income classifications by GNI per capita are as follows:
The fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development is a comprehensive data-driven guide to the most critical issues facing our world today. The Atlas provides a visual guide to global challenges with easy-to-read maps, tables, and charts on every topic. Used for almost four decades by teachers and professors, students and scholars, this new edition provides more ways for readers to access, engage, and interact with the underlying data.
Gender data will be even more accessible to you this spring. In addition to the Gender Data Portal, the World Bank’s most comprehensive source of gender relevant and sex-disaggregated data, the new Gender DataFinder will allow you to explore, analyze, and share gender data directly from your Apple iOS and Android smart phone or tablet.
The 2013 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2013 provides a new look to high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe.
A new Stata module wbopendata has been released. The module can be installed or updated directly from within Stata using Statistical Software Components (SSC) repository.
The new features of this release include:
The new Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report has been released. According to the report, developing countries growth in 2013 is expected to be robust at more than 5.5 percent, but 1-2 percentage points below what it was during the pre-crisis period. To regain those growth rates, developing countries will have to look within, by undertaking through productivity-enhancing investments in infrastructure, health and education.