Tag Archives: World Bank

Leading research institutions should not be allowed to get away with bad writing

(15 June 2017) Paul Romer, chief economist at the World Bank, was recently sidelined after encouraging his researchers to communicate more clearly, even going as far as imposing a limit on their use of the word “and”. Caroline Cassidy defends Romer’s intentions and argues that strong communication is of critical importance to using research to […]


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Digital technologies: huge development potential remains out of sight for the four billion who lack internet access

While digital technologies have spread fast worldwide, their digital dividends have not (13 January 2016, Washington, DC)  A new World Bank report says that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen […]


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An information goldmine: The World Bank Group Archives goes online

(18 August 2015) In April 2015, as part of its commitment to transparency and openness, the World Bank Group launched its Archives Holdings website. This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes the public’s online access to a vast amount of original primary source material in the custody of the Archives. Created using the Access to […]


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World Bank and IFC launch Global Consumption Database

(11 June 2014) The World Bank’s Development Data Group and the IFC recently joined forces to launch the Global Consumption Database, the most comprehensive dataset to date on consumer spending patterns in developing countries.  The database, based on government surveys of more than one million households in more than 90 countries, will help companies discover […]


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New open data tool helps countries compare progress on education

(London, 21 January 2014) The World Bank Group today launched a new open data tool that provides in-depth, comparative, and easily accessible data on education policies around the world. The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) web tool helps countries collect and analyze information on their education policies, benchmark themselves against other countries, and […]


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New website released on health, nutrition and population; 世界银行推出卫生、营养和人口新网站

The World Bank has launched a new website featuring data on health, nutrition and population (HNP) topics. This new website, HealthStats, is a central place to explore, visualize and download HNP data. It provides access to more than 250 indicators for over 200 countries, covering topics such as health financing, HIV/AIDS, immunization, malaria and tuberculosis, […]


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