Data News

Recent World Bank research used satellite data to quantify the impact of subway investments. Subways’ impacts on CO₂ emissions were assessed with the World Bank’s new satellite-based carbon…

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler|

Satellite imagery of nocturnal lights has become a widely utilized data source across various sectors. Noteworthy, among the sources of nighttime lights data is NASA's Black Marble, which…

Robert Marty, Gabriel Stefanini Vicente|

The full value of data rests in its conversion to public policies or when is used to increase accountability. Academic research is a major source of these insights. But how can we tell if…

Brian Stacy, Lucas Kitzmueller, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Umar Serajuddin, Xiaoyu Wang|

The lack of accurate CO₂ and methane emissions data has hindered the efforts to reduce emissions. Recognizing the urgent need for a reliable monitoring scheme, a team at the World Bank launched an…

Susmita Dasgupta, Brian Blankespoor, Karolina Ordon|

The World Bank released new data for the Statistical Performance Indicators (SPI)—a set of 50+ indicators which measure the performance of national statistical systems around the globe.

Umar Serajuddin, Brian Stacy|