Data and Several New Features Added
to the World Bank eLibrary
Washington, D.C., October 8, 2015 – Several new features have been added to the World Bank eLibrary – including time series of nearly 50 of the most popular indicators from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators – to help eLibrary subscribers find the latest data and research on developing countries as quickly as possible.
The Latest Data from World Development Indicators
The integration of indicators allows World Bank eLibrary users to access publications and data – across all income levels – in one place. Data can be accessed from each Region and Country browse and via the new Data tab along the top navigation bar, which includes the option to view all indicators and all regions and economies with data available.
Indicators are presented in five themes: Population, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. Clicking on any indicator displays that indicator across all available countries; clicking on any country name shifts the view to all indicators available for that country. See a data page here. Data are presented in time series, with some data available as far back as 1960. Researchers in subscribing institutions can select up to five years and download the results. Additional data and functionality will be added to the eLibrary in the future.
These data sources may be of particular interest to students completing a Masters of Arts degree in Environmental, Resource and Development Economics (ERDE). These sites provide datasets for environment, natural resource, and energy related variables for students who are interested in doing research in these areas.