The 2020 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: Stories and insights through innovative visuals (World Bank Blogs)

World Bank Blogs: The 2020 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: Stories and insights through innovative visuals. “This year’s Atlas is a web publication that guides readers through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using interactive storytelling and innovative data visualizations. The SDGs seek to guide global action to address many of the world’s greatest challenges such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, expanding access to education, achieving gender equality, and addressing the climate crisis.”

Exclusive: World Bank seeks board approval for $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: World Bank seeks board approval for $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan. “World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he is seeking board approval for a $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan to help poor and developing countries secure a sufficient share of vaccine doses when they become available in the coming months.”

Devdiscourse: World Bank’s EGPS to create global platform for artisanal, small-scale mining data

Devdiscourse: World Bank’s EGPS to create global platform for artisanal, small-scale mining data. “Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a vital livelihood for over 40 million people in developing countries, particularly for those living in remote, rural areas, according to the recent 2019 State of the ASM Sector report. Although it is the most important rural non-farm activity in the developing world, the sector remains under-researched.”

ESI Africa: World Bank launches online electricity access tracking tool

ESI Africa: World Bank launches online electricity access tracking tool. “The World Bank in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, have launched an electricity access tool to track more households without electricity connections. Explaining how the Electrification Pathways application works, the Bank stated that the tool considers a variety of open, geospatial data to determine the least-cost options for bringing electricity to areas as granular as 1 square kilometre in size.”

Devex: Tips and tricks for using World Bank’s new data tool

Devex: Tips and tricks for using World Bank’s new data tool. “The World Bank is home to some of the most comprehensive data on trade and other economic indicators, but with more than 1,800 indicators, the development community has at times struggled to navigate the resource. A new bank data portal is aiming to change that. Launched in January, TCdata360 aims to provide easier access to data and data tools. Among the new features is an application programming interface, or API, which provides protocols and tools to incorporate data from the World Bank directly within an organization’s system, including internal databases and publicly available analytic tools.”