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The World Bank launches its Microdata Library (April 2011)

The World Bank Microdata Library is available at :
It is a service established to facilitate access to microdata that provide information about people living in developing countries, their institutions, their environment, their communities and the operation of their economies.

The Library activities include the acquisition of microdata, the detailed documentation of how the data have been collected and compiled, the cataloguing of the information, the preservation of the data, and their dissemination.

The Library includes datasets that have been produced by and which belong to the World Bank, as well as a substantial number that have been collected and compiled by different international, regional and national agencies. The World Bank microdata catalog operates as a portal for microdata documented in compliance with international standards and practices.