The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, presents the most current and accurate global development data available. WDI is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.
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- WDI 2011 publication
- Book widget (part 1, part 2)
- WDI 2011 CD-ROM
- Country, Topic, and Indicator pages
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