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Research Datasets and Analytical Tools

These datasets were compiled for World Bank research and are provided free of cost to foster the creation of new knowledge. If you use one of these datasets, please include appropriate attribution to the Development Research Group, World Bank, and the link

The computational tools program supports the Open Bank, Open Data, Open Knowledge initiative by developing analytical tools for applied economic research, including data collection, automated data analysis, data dissemination, applied micro-econometric analysis and high-performance computing.
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 Agriculture and Rural Development 
 Environment and Energy 
 Finance and Private Sector Development
 Human Development and Public Services
 Living Standards Measurement Study
 Macroeconomics and Growth
 Poverty and Inequality
 Trade and International Integration 






See also the Development Research Microdata Catalog. More >> 


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Platform for automated economic analysis.
Comparative Living Standards Project.
Online poverty analysis tool.
Poverty Analysis Toolkit 
Stata programs (all of which work under STATA 8/9) for poverty dynamic analysis.
 Software for Poverty Mapping 
Preparing poverty maps for cities, towns, or villages using the Small Area Estimation techniques.

Economic Research Computer Center
State-of-the-art, enterprise-level computer infrastructure for economic and policy analysis, delivering high-performance storage and processing power.

Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing System (CAPI) 
World Bank's technology for conducting complex surveys using tablet devices. Supporting data collection from basic evaluation questionnaires to complicated multistage panel surveys.













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