Through the GDN Data initiative, researchers in low and middle income countries can get access to datasets to support the quality of their research and analysis. This page gives further details on eligibility and registration.
The GDN Data Initiative aims to bridge the gaps between data producers, researchers and policymakers. Working in partnership with the World Bank's Development Data Group, the initiative takes advantage of the World Bank's existing databases and tools to help achieve the three objectives tabbed below.
Registration and eligibility
Researchers based in low and middle income countries are eligible for free access to the Data Initiative services and other online services provided by GDN. To get access, researchers should register and sign up for services by creating a GDNet Researcher Profile.
Promote access to data
Build statistical capacity
Transfer to regional ownership
In the information age, good decisions depend on access to good data. Through the Data Initiative, the World Bank's Development Data Group will offer access to:
GDN Data Query containing a World Bank socioeconomic and financial databaseMore »
A toolkit for GDN researchers' data exchange More »
The World Bank offers technical assistance to member countries in creating an adequate statistical base for the analysis of economic, financial and social developments necessary to guide policy making. This instrument will be available soon through the World Bank Data Group.
The Data Group is working with GDN regional partners on various initiatives to build regional ownership, including:
Regional data sources Gathering information on regional online databases, organizational sources and otherMore »
Data exchange Building a facility to allow researchers to post, view and exchange data
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