The World Bank wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Over time, the work has been followed by a wealth of indicators across topics and countries. And now, they have released this data for public access to those sharing a vision for a model where wealth and prosperity spawns even more wealth and prosperity for the world.
Across the literal thousands of indicators available in TCdata360, the innovation indicators are probably the most eye-catching. There are some usual suspects: R&D as a percentage of GDP, internet penetration, patents per capita. There are also indicators at the firm level, and even a section exclusively for data about entrepreneurial dynamics. Figures can be compared with other countries and regions.
How international development professionals make the best use of this portal? The designer of TCdata360 offers some ideas. They should inform research and implementation. The portal, and the array of tools provided to access the data, are designed to accompany any initiative throughout its life cycle.
So take a deep breath, and go for a deep dive at tcdata360.worldbank.org.