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The Crowd & The Cloud

A four part documentary that examines the rapidly growing field of “citizen data science.” The case studies featured in the documentary show how regular citizens, as opposed to career researchers, are now able to gather and share valuable data on environment, public health, climate change and... Read More

Every Data Point Has a Human Story

Good data leads to good policy, which means better lives for people around the world. But where does data come from? And what’s really going on behind the scenes to arrive at these all-important numbers? A new PBS documentary called The Crowd and the Cloud brings data to life by showing us the real... Read More

Tanzania Conference on LSMS Data

Data producers and users from Sub-Saharan Africa meet at the First International Conference on the Use of Tanzania National Panel Survey and LSMS Data for Research, Policy, and DevelopmentRead More

Nigeria Data Now Available

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team launched the third wave (2015–16) of the Nigeria General Household Survey (GHS)-Panel in Abuja, on December 13, 2016.Read More

Measuring Livestock for Livelihoods: LSMS Guidebook

Many rural households in low- and middle-income countries depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Sustainable livestock systems can contribute to reducing poverty, ending hunger, and improving health, and can also be key in addressing environmental degradation and climate change, and preserving... Read More

What Can You Do with a High-Resolution Population Map?

Population density is one of the most important statistics for development efforts across many sectors, and since early 2016 we’ve been collaborating with Facebook on evaluating a new source of high-resolution population data that sheds light on previously unmapped populations. Last week, Facebook... Read More

A First Look at Facebook’s High-Resolution Population Maps

Facebook recently announced the public release of unprecedentedly high-resolution population maps for Ghana, Haiti, Malawi, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. These maps have been produced jointly by the Facebook Connectivity Lab and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN... Read More

ADePT 5.45 Released - New Poverty and Inequality module

The latest version of ADePT—the World Bank's software platform for automated economic analysis—is available for download. The update includes a completely redesigned Poverty and Inequality module, featuring tables and indicators presented in the newest publication from the ADePT's team: "A Unified... Read More