Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Data visualization and development indicators

If you are interested in economic development, cross-country comparisons and data visualization this new facility from the World Bank is useful.

And to complete the toolkit a new stata module WBOPENDATA draws from the main World Bank collections of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, and made available through the World Bank Open Data Initiative, and presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.
User's can download WBOPENDATA directly from within Stata by typing

ssc install wbopendata

Hat-tips to David Madden & Olivier Bargain respectively.

1 comment:

Liam Delaney said...

So if anyone works with this feel free to give us a few lines on how it works. I have in my head a dream scenario where you can just type in the graph you want, the countries and the years and hey presto. Ditto for pulling up data for analysis etc.,