The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been recently updated. Economic indicators for national accounts (including gross domestic product and gross national income), balance of payments, government finance, monetary, trade, and private financial flows have all been updated to 2009 for most countries. Population and related indicators have also been updated to 2009. And all of the education statistics have been updated as well. Other topics that had updates are health (including child mortality), aid flows (including aid flows from Korea), remittances and migration, military expenditures, and the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) ratings.

Three new economies, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Tuvalu, have also been added as well as six new regional aggregates that include high-income economies. Our standard regional aggregates—which have always only included low- and middle-income economies—have been re-labeled to clarify the distinction.

Below is a chart from the WDI database using the latest GDP growth figures.

Data from World Bank


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