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 |

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 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 |

Have you ever wanted to know how much money governments borrow and who exactly owes what? Well you're in luck, because the International Debt Statistics 2020 (IDS2020) has not just the latest…

Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

When a disaster occurs, governments grapple with many questions: How bad is the damage? What are the priorities for response and recovery? What are the impacts on housing and infrastructure? And…

Rashmin Gunasekera, Kerri Cox |

Rosie the robot was built to analyze the public expenses of Brazil’s congress members and empower citizen demands for social accountability. Read to learn what factors contributed to Rosie's…

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |