Data News

Crude oil prices have plummeted since the start of the year, dropping 65% between January and April. Brent crude oil prices averaged $23/bbl in April, a multi-decade low...

Peter Nagle|

Lockdowns implemented to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus have brought economic activity to a grinding halt in most parts of the world. There is an urgent need for policies that…

Javier E. Baez, Varun Kshirsagar, Emmanuel Skoufias|

In today’s digital world, the use of emerging technologies has become a day-to-day business requirement be it in public or private organizations. In particular, the application of Big Data…

Dunstan Matekenya, Charles Lebon Mberi Kimpolo, Trevor Monroe|

When we talk about sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the first to come to mind. These 17 objectives laid out by the United Nations (UN) track progress toward a…

Buyant Erdene Khaltarkhuu, Jennifer Park, Gabriela R. A. Doyle|

A few months ago, we announced that the topic for the next World Development Report 2021 would be “Data,” and what it means for development. Since then, our ideas have evolved into a more…

Bob Cull, Vivien Foster, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Malarvizhi Veerappan|