How much will temperatures rise in 30, 40, or 50 years? How could changing weather affect rainfed crops in the Horn of Africa, or winter flooding and summer droughts in Uzbekistan? And what should countries do to prepare for more intense droughts and storms?
These are the kinds of questions the World Bank hopes to answer with its latest initiative to expand access to climate data and spark innovation in the fight against climate change.
A new data set for more than 80 developing countries reveals some large differences in both health status and health service use by wealth quintile.
Improving health is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, but national-level estimates of progress do not reveal the disparities between different groups of the population. A new data set for more than 80 developing countries shows that there are large differences in both health status and health service use by wealth quintile in many developing countries.
In a world where many wealthier countries still don’t make government data easily accessible and usable by the public, Kenya and Moldova are on the cutting edge.
In the last six months, the two countries have bucked a history or perception of obfuscation to launch open data websites – where budget and census information, for example, is easily visualized and downloaded.
Have you wondered what the World Bank does with its money? Which countries it partners with to fund development projects and how much money it disburses to such projects? Ever wanted to track a project and report back on it to the Bank?
The Small States Supplement 2011 is a supplement to the World Development Indicators 2011 and presents data for developing member countries of the Small States Forum. This special supplement covers critical development factors within Small States.
Washington, D.C. September 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m EST!
On July 8th 2011, President Mwai Kibaki launched the Kenyan Open Data Initiative, making key government data freely available to the public through a single online portal. The 2009 census, national and regional expenditure, and information on key public services are some of the first datasets to be released.