Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through data

New: an indicator of relative severity; updated impacts on global poverty and statistical capacity.

Data is critical to support countries in managing the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This site provides an array of real-time data, statistical indicators, and other types of data that are relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. These data are drawn from the World Bank’s data catalog and other authoritative sources.

This page will be updated frequently as more data and research becomes available, particularly on the economic and social impacts of the pandemic and the World Bank’s efforts to address them.

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Sources: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering via Github; World Development Indicators

Features

Datasets from the World Bank

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Datasets. This collection in the World Bank data catalog contains datasets that may be useful for analysis or modelling. This will be expanded and improved over time.

Map of World Bank’s Operational Response to the Coronavirus. This interactive map provides a global view of all new and ongoing projects that are part of the World Bank’s response to the coronavirus.

Impacts of Coronavirus on Remittances. Using the latest remittance data from the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, the World Bank projects that global remittances will decline by about 20 percent in 2020 due to economic impacts of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Rattles Commodity Markets. The April edition of the Commodity Markets Outlook reports severe impacts on commodities markets from the pandemic, particularly related to transportation, and raises concerns about food security. Commodity markets data is published bi-monthly on the commodity markets website.

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This platform for trade data and analysis now provides data on trade flows and tariffs for COVID-19 test kits and other essential medical supplies and goods.

Financial Sector Support Measures in Response to the Coronavirus. This dashboard tracks measures that countries are rolling out in support of their financial sectors in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. It is updated using information from official sources, other international organizations, and World Bank Group regional teams.

Database on Coronavirus Trade Flows and Policies. This dataset summarizes statistics for a sub-set of key medical supplies, which have been identified by the WHO as key to deal with the coronavirus crisis. The data show trade flows and trade policies across countries and products at different levels of aggregation.

Education and Coronavirus. The World Bank’s Education global practice is publishing a series of briefs on school closures in response to the pandemic and the impacts on students. This page includes an interactive map and raw data.

Microdata Collections

  • Living Standards Measurement Study Collection. The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program is designed to assist policy makers in their efforts to identify how policies could be designed and improved to positively affect outcomes in health, education, economic activities, housing and utilities, etc.

  • Demographic and Health Surveys. Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) provide nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria and nutrition.

  • UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) household surveys cover areas of health, education, child protection and HIV/AIDS.

  • WHO’s Multi-Country Studies Programmes. The World Health Organization’s Multi-Country Studies (MCS) unit’s cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of topics of public health importance.

  • Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) collection of harmonized census microdata from around the world.

Analyses

COVID-19 Mortality in Rich and Poor Countries : A Tale of Two Pandemics. Using a new indicator that expresses severity of coronavirus impacts relative to pre-pandemic patterns, this analysis documents inequality in how coronavirus is impacting countries and argues that the excessive skew towards rich countries is inconsistent with demography.

Monitoring the state of statistical operations under the COVID-19 pandemic. The UN Statistics Division and the World Bank have published this report describing the severe impacts of the pandemic on the operations and capacity of national statistical offices, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Download the report here or read the joint blog post.

How COVID-19 is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective. The UN Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities has published a collection of statistical briefs by its member organizations covering the impacts of the pandemic across economic and social domains. Download the report here or read the Bank’s blog post.

Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty. Using data from Povalnet, this interactive analysis looks at how COVID-19 may impact the number of people living in extreme poverty, both globally and regionally. This analysis was updated on June 8th; the original analysis is here.

Social Protection Responses to Coronavirus. World Bank economist Ugo Gentilini is publishing a “living paper” analysis of social protection and labor policies that countries are implementing to protect citizens. The analysis is updated weekly and available on Ugo’s blog.

Resources

Relevant Indicators

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Health
Hospital beds (per 1,000 people)ViewAPI
Physicians (per 1,000 people)ViewAPI
Nurses and midwives (per 1,000 people)ViewAPI
UHC service coverage indexViewAPI
Current health expenditure (% of GDP)ViewAPI
Current health expenditure per capita (current US$)ViewAPI
Current health expenditure per capita, PPP (current international $)ViewAPI
Out-of-pocket expenditure (% of current health expenditure)ViewAPI
Out-of-pocket expenditure per capita (current US$)ViewAPI
Out-of-pocket expenditure per capita, PPP (current international $)ViewAPI
Proportion of population spending more than 10% of household consumption or income on out-of-pocket health care expenditure (%)ViewAPI
Proportion of population spending more than 25% of household consumption or income on out-of-pocket health care expenditure (%)ViewAPI
Diabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79)ViewAPI
Smoking prevalence, total, ages 15+ViewAPI
Smoking prevalence, females (% of adults)ViewAPI
Smoking prevalence, males (% of adults)ViewAPI
Life expectancy at birth, female (years)ViewAPI
Life expectancy at birth, total (years)ViewAPI
Life expectancy at birth, male (years)ViewAPI
Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults)ViewAPI
Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults)ViewAPI
Mortality from CVD, cancer, diabetes or CRD between exact ages 30 and 70 (%)ViewAPI
Mortality from CVD, cancer, diabetes or CRD between exact ages 30 and 70, female (%)ViewAPI
Mortality from CVD, cancer, diabetes or CRD between exact ages 30 and 70, male (%)ViewAPI
Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions (% of total)ViewAPI
Cause of death, by injury (% of total)ViewAPI
Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total)ViewAPI
Water & Sanitation
People with basic handwashing facilities including soap and water (% of population)ViewAPI
People with basic handwashing facilities including soap and water, urban (% of urban population)ViewAPI
People with basic handwashing facilities including soap and water, rural (% of rural population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic drinking water services (% of population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic drinking water services, urban (% of urban population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic drinking water services, rural (% of rural population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed drinking water services (% of population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed drinking water services, urban (% of urban population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed drinking water services, rural (% of rural population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic sanitation services (% of population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic sanitation services, urban (% of urban population)ViewAPI
People using at least basic sanitation services, rural (% of rural population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed sanitation services (% of population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed sanitation services, urban (% of urban population)ViewAPI
People using safely managed sanitation services, rural (% of rural population)ViewAPI
Age & Population
Population ages 80 and above, female (% of female population)ViewAPI
Population ages 80 and above, male (% of male population)ViewAPI
Population ages 65 and above, female (% of total)ViewAPI
Population ages 65 and above, male (% of total)ViewAPI
Population ages 65 and above (% of total)ViewAPI
Population ages 0-14, female (% of female population)ViewAPI
Population ages 0-14, male (% of male population)ViewAPI
Population ages 0-14 (% of total population)ViewAPI
Population ages 15-64, female (% of female population)ViewAPI
Population ages 15-64, male (% of male population)ViewAPI
Population ages 15-64 (% of total population)ViewAPI

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