This month marks the second anniversary since the official launch of the World Bank’s Development Data Hub. In the spirit of the holiday season, we think it’s appropriate to take a moment to…

Omar Hadi, Tim Herzog |

Energy commodity prices rebounded 5.3% in November, led by crude oil (+5.5%) the World Bank Pink Sheet reported. Natural gas in the U.S. and Europe increased 14% and 2%, respectively.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

Women are notoriously underrepresented in the tech sector. Why is that, and how can we change the status quo? To find out, the World Bank invited 30 women leaders from Silicon Valley to share…

Alicia Hammond |

On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize the one billion people worldwide—15% of the world population—who experience some form of disability.

Haishan Fu, Louise Cord, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

The World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, has prepared a technical guide for improving the management of Peru’s existing rural roads and the design of new ones.

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Silvia Aguilera, Remi Moreau |

The number of people newly infected with HIV each year has decreased 40% since 1998. Nearly 3 million people were newly infected in 1998.

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

It’s common for data catalogs to include some or all of the datasets that originate in other data catalogs. For example, the World Bank’s Development Data Hub...

Alp Arslan Aziz |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

Across countries, research has shown that poverty reduction is largely associated with economic growth. How is poverty reduction associated with growth of the median per capita income, which…

Miyoko Asai, Daniel Mahler, Silvia Malgioglio, Ambar Narayan, Minh Cong Nguyen |

As part of the World Bank’s September 2019 global poverty update published a few weeks ago, metadata on the comparability of poverty estimates within countries over time was added to the PovcalNet…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Christoph Lakner, Minh Cong Nguyen, Espen Beer Prydz |