World Bank Research Datasets

World Bank research has compiled a large number of datasets from official statistical systems organized and financed by national governments. Free sources of data can be retrieved by searching for research topics such as:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Conflict
  • Environment and Energy
  • Finance and Private Sector Development
  • Human Development and Public Services
  • International Migration and Development
  • Living Standards Measurement Study
  • Macroeconomics and Growth
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Trade and International Integration

Datasets include: A Cross-country Database for Sector Investment and Capital (Agriculture); Infrastructure Economic Performance (Environment); Infrastructure Economic Performance (Environment); Database on Entrepreneurship (Finance); Data on Access to Financial Services (Finance); Bank Regulation and Supervision Database (Finance); Poverty and Health Dataset (Human Development); Living Standards Measurement Study; World Development Indicators (Trade). Analytical tools include: ADePT  - platform for automated economic analysis; PovCalNet: Calculate measurements of poverty; Povety Analysis Toolkit ; Software for Poverty Mapping

The site also links to World Bank Open Data - a Data Catalog and portal providing download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources.

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Freely available data on internet.