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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) contains information on Imports, Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures over 150 countries. For more detailed analysis of Tariff data you can also access it through the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS).
The Global Financial Inclusion Database provides over 800 country-level indicators of financial inclusion summarized for all adults and disaggregated by key demographic characteristics?gender, age, education, income, and rural residence. Covering more than 150 economies, the indicators of financial inclusion measure how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk.
The World Bank's ASPIRE online tool is the most up-to-date compilation of global social protection and labor (SPL) indicators, based on household survey and administrative data from over 150 countries—mostly in the developing world. ASPIRE provides harmonized indicators on populations' socio-economic status, social expenditure and SPL programs performance, such as coverage, targeting accuracy, adequacy of benefits and simulated SPL program impact on poverty and inequality. The portal also provides full documentation of the methodology and harmonization of SPL programs.
The World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional Assessment is done annually for all its borrowing countries. It has evolved into a set of criteria, which are grouped in four clusters: (a) economic management; (b) structural policies; (c) policies for social inclusion and equity; and (d) public sector management and institutions. The number of criteria, currently sixteen, reflect a balance between ensuring that all key factors that foster pro-poor growth and poverty alleviation are captured, without overly burdening the evaluation process. Ratings for each of the criteria reflect a variety of indicators, observations, and judgments. They focus on the quality of each country's current policies and institutions - which are the main determinant of present aid effectiveness prospects. To fully underscore the importance of the CPIA in the IDA Performance Based Allocations, the overall country score is referred to as the IDA Resource Allocation Index (IRAI).
Global Partnership for Education
The Global Financial Development Database is an extensive dataset of financial system characteristics for 203 economies. The database includes measures of (1) size of financial institutions and markets (financial depth), (2) degree to which individuals can and do use financial services (access), (3) efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets in intermediating resources and facilitating financial transactions (efficiency), and (4) stability of financial institutions and markets (stability). For a complete description of the dataset and a discussion of the underlying literature, see: Martin Cihák, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Erik Feyen, and Ross Levine, 2012. Benchmarking Financial Systems Around the World.World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6175, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
The G20 Basic Set of Financial Inclusion data repository includes detailed data from users and providers of financial services. The Basic Set measures both access to financial services (“supply-side” data) and usage of services (“demand-side” data). The Basic Set covers both individuals and small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and includes data from three sources and 192 countries. The five basic set indicators are as follows: 1.The percentage of adults with a formal account; 2. The percentage of adults that use formal credit; 3. The percentage of SME’s with a formal account; 4. The percentage of SME’s that use formal credit; and 5. Bank branch penetration
The Trade Costs Dataset provides estimates of bilateral trade costs in agriculture and manufactured goods. It is built on trade and production data collected in over 200 countries. Symmetric bilateral trade costs are computed using the Inverse Gravity Framework (Novy 2009), which estimates trade costs for each country pair using bilateral trade and gross national output.
The “Sustainable Energy for all (SE4ALL)” initiative, launched in 2010 by the UN Secretary General, established three global objectives to be accomplished by 2030: to ensure universal access to modern energy services, to double the global rate of improvement in global energy efficiency, and to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. SE4ALL database supports this initiative and provides country level historical data for access to electricity and non-solid fuel; share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption by technology; and energy intensity rate of improvement.
The Service Delivery Indicators program is an application of the principles of the 2004 World Development Report Making Services Work for Poor People. The Service Delivery Indicators project is a new Africa-wide initiative that tracks service delivery in education and health across countries and over time. The project collects nationally representative data that focus mainly on performance and quality of service delivery in primary schools and at frontline health facilities. This partnership between the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the African Economic Research Consortium brings together development economists and sector specialists. The objective is to reposition the dialogue on human development in Africa within the context of effectiveness of public spending and accountability for service delivery.