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Monday, 16th June 2014

World Bank and IFC Launch Global Consumption Database

By Africa S. Hands

From World Bank:

The World Bank's Development Data Group and the IFC recently joined forces to launch the Global Consumption Database, the most comprehensive dataset to date on consumer spending patterns in developing countries. The database, based on government surveys of more than one million households in more than 90 countries, will help companies discover untapped demand and design market research to evaluate business opportunities in emerging markets.

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