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  1. How do I start in DataBank?

  2. How can I rescale a series to a different base year?

  3. What will you do with information I provide when I register, login, or submit a request for a licensed dataset?

  4. If poverty rates are not available for all countries in a given year, how are global and regional poverty statistics calculated?

  5. How can I keep up to date with updates, additions, and revisions?

  6. What is the difference between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net inflows and net outflows?

  7. Why do the estimates in the Subnational Population Database sometimes differ from official statistics?

  8. How do you derive your constant price series for the national accounts?

  9. How do you define remittances?

  10. What is the difference between purchaser prices, producer prices (VAP), and basic prices (VAB)?

  11. Which countries subscribe to Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) SDDS?

  12. Which countries subscribe to Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) GDDS?

  13. What is an “international dollar”?

  14. What are the conversion rates from European Monetary Union (EMU) currencies to Euros?

  15. I need a more comprehensive list of surveys and censuses conducted in low and middle-income countries. Where can I find that?

  16. How do I customize the Table in DataBank?

  17. What do we mean by microdata?

  18. What is the DEC conversion factor?

  19. What is the $1.90 poverty line, and based on this new measure, how many people are living in extreme poverty in the world?

  20. Why are Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) ratings only available from 2005 onwards?

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