May 22, 2022

Reference: World Bank Releases World Development Indicators 2012

From The World Bank Announcement/Summary: World Development Indicators 2012 is now available in print, online, and on mobile devices. The 16th edition of World Development Indicators publication and database update contains updated data through 2010 and 2011 for many indicators. This update contains: more recent data on poverty at international poverty lines for more countries, […]

The World Bank Announces Open Access Policy, CC Licensing, and Launches Open Knowledge Repository

From The World Bank: [Yesterday,] The World Bank announced that it will implement a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. The new policy builds on recent efforts to increase access to information at the World Bank and to make its research as widely available as possible. As […]

Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

From the iTunes App Store: Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies […]

Reference: CIA Adds New Nine New Data Categories With Societal Data to World Factbook

From the CIA Web Site: … the Factbook is adding new categories of societal data, which—along with other demographic and economic entries—offer additional insight into a country’s economic strength, internal stability, and impact on the environment. After a comprehensive search for datasets that are current and regularly updated, nine new fields have been added, with […]

New Interactive: eAtlas of Gender (via World Bank)

From the World Bank Web Site: The new World Bank eAtlas of Gender, the latest in a suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries. It allows users to see how a country fares on several dimensions of well-being and empowerment by […]

International Business Research: Wolfram|Alpha Adds Data From World Bank's "Doing Business In" Dbase

Wolfram|Alpha (an essential research tool that grows more essential just about each week) has added data from the World Bank’s “Doing Business” in database. From the W|A Blog: This data covers a wide range of issues, including import/export costs, business tax rates, and the time required to complete various business-related activities. Try the following examples […]