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Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases


From   Andrew Dyck <andrew@andrewdyck.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: NEW MODULE: wbdata - World Bank Data Bases
Date   Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:49:18 -0800

Wow, this is fantastic. I had started writing a module to access the
World Bank data API but I got hung up on how to get JSON or XML data
into Stata. I didn't know that a csv option for the API was available
but works much better than what I have so far.

Good work!!

Cheers,
Andrew

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM, JP Azevedo <jp.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks to Kit Baum a new Stata module is now avaiable for download from SSC.
>
> wbdata allows Stata users to download directly from within Stata over
> 3,000 series of indicators from the World Bank databases, including:
> Development Africa Development Indicators; Doing Business; Education
> Statistics; Enterprise Surveys; Global Development Finance; Gender
> Statistics; Health Nutrition and Population Statistics; International
> Development Association - Results Measurement System; Millennium
> Development Goals; World Development Indicators; Worldwide Governance
> Indicators. These indicators include information from over 256
> countries and regions, since 1960.
>
> The wbdata draws from the main World Bank collections of development
> indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources.
> It presents the most current and accurate global development data
> available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. The
> access to this databases is made possible by the World Bank's Open
> Data Initiative (http://data.worldbank.org) which provide open full
> access to World Bank databases.
>
> Among the main options, users can chose to display the data on either
> long and wide format, download the labeles in three different
> languages (english, spanish and french), and chose betwee following
> download format: country  (all indicators for all years for a single
> country), topic (all indicators within a specific topic, for all years
> and all countries), and indicator  (all years for all countries for a
> single indicator.a country, indicator and topic).
>
> I would like to dedicate this ado file to Dr Richard Sperling, who
> asked us to support intelligent and well thought out public policies
> that help those in society who are less fortunate than we are.
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2011-02/msg00062.html
>
> As usual comments and suggestions are most welcomed.
>
> for those insterested simply type: ssc install wbdata
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