Microdata Library

The Microdata Library facilitates access to data collected through sample surveys of households, business establishments or other facilities, population, housing or agricultural censuses or through an administrative data collection processes. The Library contains supporting documentation from censuses and surveys conducted or supported by the World Bank, as well as by other international organizations, statistical agencies and other agencies in low and middle-income countries.

Metadata are prepared using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) standard and the catalog is built using open source software developed by the World Bank. The World Bank supports the use of the same software in many countries as well as other international organizations.

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