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Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

This note shows how big data can help combine experimental with non-experimental approaches in impact evaluations when take-up is low. In this study, author have access to a large administrative data set (of 660 MB), which follows the monthly financial indicators of each client for up to 18 months prior to the intervention and 6 months after it. ... See More +

Brief 121894 DEC 01, 2017

Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Mckenzie,David J.; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Energy analytics for development: big data for energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy (English)

With unprecedented speed and scale, digital transformation is affecting multiple industries, including energy. A combination of technologies, and a more complex world demanding greater agility and new competences impact all aspects of the energy sector and manifest themselves in changing patterns of consumption, new ways of asset optimization, and cross-industry partnerships. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 119685 SEP 01, 2017

Lerner,Karin Anna Maria; Dalphond, Zhenia Viatchaninova; Gee, Matthew; Plagge, Thomas Disclosed

Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness sub-committee report on data for development : an evaluation of World Bank support for data and statistical capacity and draft management response (English)

The Subcommittee of the Committee on Development Effectiveness met to consider the IEG report entitled Data for Development – An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity. ... See More +

Board Report 121847 AUG 30, 2017

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The platform for collaboration on tax : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses : Plateforme de collaboration sur les questions fiscales : boite à outils pour faire face aux difficultés liées au manque de comparables dans les analyses de prix de transfert (French)

This toolkit attempts to address some of the challenges associated with difficulties inaccessing comparables data. While 'perfect' or ideal comparables may only rarely be available,commonly the data that is available will still allow a reasonably reliable analysis to be performedand a satisfactory approximation of an arm's length outcome to be determined. ... See More +

Working Paper 116573 AUG 01, 2017

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The platform for collaboration on tax : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)

This toolkit attempts to address some of the challenges associated with difficulties inaccessing comparables data. While 'perfect' or ideal comparables may only rarely be available,commonly the data that is available will still allow a reasonably reliable analysis to be performedand a satisfactory approximation of an arm's length outcome to be determined. ... See More +

Working Paper 116573 JUN 22, 2017

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Big data in action workshop : 2017 World Government Summit (English)

: For the 2017 World Government Summit, ¬the World Bank’s Governance Practice partnered with the Big Data Program in Global Operations Knowledge Management (GOKMU) and SecondMuse to deliver a “Big Data in Action” workshop and high-level panel. ... See More +

Working Paper 114010 APR 03, 2017

Monroe,Trevor Disclosed

Big data in action for government : big data innovation in public services, policy, and engagement (English)

Governments have an opportunity to harness big data solutions to improve productivity, performance and innovation in service delivery and policymaking processes. ... See More +

Working Paper 114011 APR 03, 2017

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Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)

Big data solutions have the potential to accelerate the work of our teams by deriving timely, accurate, and actionable insights from alternative data sources in order to close data gaps and inform policymaking. ... See More +

Working Paper 113275 MAR 01, 2017

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High level panel : government of the future - the promise of big data applications to governments moderator guide and talking points : world government summit (English)

Ninety percent of all world data was only produced in the last two years. In 2020, forty-four times more data will be produced than in 2009. The term big data refers to the vast amount of information now being generated and captured in a variety of formats and from a number of different sources, and which require innovative forms of processing for better analysis and decision making. ... See More +

Working Paper 116034 FEB 12, 2017

000212818:Edouard Al-Dahdah:ealdahdah@worldbank.; org; Disclosed

Toward labor market policy 2.0 : the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India (English)

Economists and other social scientists are increasingly using big data analytics to address longstanding economic questions and complement existing information sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7966 FEB 09, 2017

Nomura,Shinsaku; Imaizumi,Saori; Areias,Ana Carolina; Yamauchi,Futoshi Disclosed

Big data and thriving cities : innovations in analytics to build sustainable, resilient, equitable and livable urban spaces (English)

The recent global diffusion of new technologies, combined with the use of big data analytics, can help policymakers promote the effective development of future cities that provide living and work environments in which citizens can thrive. ... See More +

Working Paper 113147 JAN 01, 2017

Monroe,Trevor Disclosed

Proactive transparency : the future of the right to information? A review of standards, challenges, and opportunities : Преглед на стандарди, предизвици и можности (Macedonian)

This paper identifies four primary drivers of proactive disclosure throughout history. The first is the need to inform the public about laws and decisions and the public's right to be informed, to know their rights and obligations. ... See More +

Working Paper 56598 APR 25, 2016

Дарбишир,Хелен English Disclosed

The little data book 2016 (English)

The little data book 2016 is a pocket edition of world development indicators 2016. It is intended as a quick reference for users of the world development indicators database, book, and mobile app. ... See More +

Publication 104593 APR 07, 2016

Kalimili,Bala Bhaskar Naidu; Fantom,Neil James Disclosed

Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)

Random forest is in many fields of research a common method for data driven predictions. Within economics and prediction of poverty, random forest is rarely used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7612 MAR 18, 2016

Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Stender,Niels Disclosed

Open data for sustainable development (English)

The Open data principle is becoming an increasingly important part of the data revolution, which is recognized worldwide as a key engine for achieving the post-2015 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Brief 107708 MAR 01, 2016

Petrov,Oleg V.; Gurin,Joel Lawrence; Manley,Laura So Hee Disclosed

Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)

Big data can sound remote and lacking a human dimension, with few obvious links to development and impacting the lives of the poor. Concepts such as anti-poverty targeting, market access or rural electrification seem far more relevant – and easier to grasp. ... See More +

Working Paper 107751 JAN 01, 2016

Fernandes,Erick C.M.; Jimenez,Daniel Regis; Delerce,Sylvain; Harten,Sven; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Krambeck,Holly; Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan; Newhouse,David Locke; Rodriguez,Camila; Villaveces,Andres; Wang,Wei Winnie; Adelman,Melissa Ann; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Khokhar,Tariq Afzal; Kilic,Talip; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Open data for resilience initiative : policy note and principles (English)

The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) was launched in 2011 to bring the policies and practices of the global open data movement to bear on the challenges of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 115137 JAN 01, 2016

Simpson,Alanna Leigh; Deparday,Vivien; Hettige,Shanika Dinethi; Soden,Robert John Disclosed

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)

This study uses Twitter data to provide a more nuanced understanding of the public reaction to the 2011 reform to the propane gas subsidy in El Salvador. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7399 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Rutherford,Alex; De Backer,Olivia; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

Technical assessment of open data platforms for national statistical organisations (English)

The term "open data" is generally understood to be data that are made available to the public free of charge, without registration or restrictive licenses, for any purpose whatsoever (including commercial purposes), in electronic, machine-readable formats that ensure data are easy to find, download and use. ... See More +

Working Paper 92810 OCT 18, 2014

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Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121894 Brief
Energy analytics for development: big data for energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119685 ESMAP Paper
Report to the Board from the Committee on Development Effectiveness sub-committee report on data for development : an evaluation of World Bank support for data and statistical capacity and draft management response (English)
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AUG 30, 2017 121847 Board Report
The platform for collaboration on tax : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses : Plateforme de collaboration sur les questions fiscales : boite à outils pour faire face aux difficultés liées au manque de comparables dans les analyses de prix de transfert (French)
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AUG 01, 2017 116573 Working Paper
The platform for collaboration on tax : a toolkit for addressing difficulties in accessing comparables data for transfer pricing analyses (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 116573 Working Paper
Big data in action workshop : 2017 World Government Summit (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114010 Working Paper
Big data in action for government : big data innovation in public services, policy, and engagement (English)
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APR 03, 2017 114011 Working Paper
Harnessing the power of big data for trade and competitiveness policy (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113275 Working Paper
High level panel : government of the future - the promise of big data applications to governments moderator guide and talking points : world government summit (English)
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FEB 12, 2017 116034 Working Paper
Toward labor market policy 2.0 : the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 WPS7966 Policy Research Working Paper
Big data and thriving cities : innovations in analytics to build sustainable, resilient, equitable and livable urban spaces (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113147 Working Paper
Proactive transparency : the future of the right to information? A review of standards, challenges, and opportunities : Преглед на стандарди, предизвици и можности (Macedonian)
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APR 25, 2016 56598 Working Paper English
The little data book 2016 (English)
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APR 07, 2016 104593 Publication
Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7612 Policy Research Working Paper
Open data for sustainable development (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107708 Brief
Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107751 Working Paper
Open data for resilience initiative : policy note and principles (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 115137 Working Paper
Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7398 Policy Research Working Paper
The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7399 Policy Research Working Paper
Technical assessment of open data platforms for national statistical organisations (English)
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OCT 18, 2014 92810 Working Paper