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World Bank Policy Research Working Papers
"The Development Economics Group Vice Presidency (DEC) seeks to increase understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the Bank and the development community. DEC is the research and data arm of the World Bank."
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World Bank PovcalNet
"PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of the user’s choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database."
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World Bank World Development Indicators
The World Bank's online tool, called DataBank, is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics.
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World Bank World Governance Indicators
"The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 19962013, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, Control of Corruption." Downloadable dataset available.
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World Economic Forum
"The World Economic Forum is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. IT engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship. IT serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration."
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World FactBook
The CIA's profile of each country with general information about geography, population, government, weather, and travel advisories. Includes maps.
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World Trade Organization - International Trade and Market Access Data
Datasets, analytical publications and statistical reports on trade, tariffs and market access.

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