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  1. doing business ranking excel link

    This website: http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

    There's an Excel link to the right above the table. Could you set it up so we can see the url for the Excel file and read it straight in?

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  2. Fix JSONP prefix capitalization bug.

    it has come to my attention that your website when you define a callback with a capital letter after the "prefix" parameter the API is failing to return the callback name requested, and is instead returning it in all lowercase. Here is a description of the bug.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21865065/ajax-call-using-jsonp-returns-error-uncaught-referenceerror-jquery1910275411515

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  3. Sort data catalog by development or operations

    The World Bank often describes its open data program as "data about what we know" and "data about what we do." In other words, development/research data and operations data. I think it would be helpful if the data catalog was organized this way, so that users interested in just one kind of data can filter out the other kind. Can there be two "Refine By" categories on the left side for "Data about what we know" and "Data about what we do?"

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  4. need new indicators

    add indicators such as "net public investment", "net privet domestic investment" and etc. it will help to academic community improve the research in public finance

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    Selected indicators on gross capital formation and gross fixed capital formation (total and by the private sector) based on national accounts data are available via the World Development Indicators. You can also explore the data on investment in non-financial assets which is presented in the IMF Government Finance Statistics database.

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