eGender resources from World Bank

The World Bank has released two new resources to complment its recent 2012 World Development Report (see our post). These resources will be useful to researchers and experts seeking statistics, graphs and maps to give context to their work.

1. World Bank eAtlas of Gender

‘This World Bank eAtlas of Gender allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries.

‘It allows users to see how a country fares on several dimensions of well-being and empowerment by clicking on an indicator after a keyword search. When the indicator is selected, a world map appears, showing the latest data for more than 200 economies.

‘With this eAtlas, you can

  • Map more than 80 World Bank indicators worldwide
  • Compare and view two maps simultaneously
  • Animate maps to show change over time
  • View all data in ranking tables and charts alongside maps
  • Export maps and data for use in presentations and more
  • Import your own data’

2. World Bank Little Data Book on Gender (2011)

Available online only as e-book, ‘this handy pocket guide is a quick reference for users interested in gender statistics. The book presents gender-disaggregated data for more than 200 economies in an easy country-by-country reference on demography, education, health, labor force, political participation and the Millennium Development Goals. The book’s summary pages cover regional and income group aggregates’.

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