07/02/2015 - 12:30
Each year on July 1, the World Bank revises analytical classification of the world's economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. The updated GNI per capita estimates are also used as input to the World Bank's operational classification of economies that determines lending eligibility. As of 1 July 2015, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,045 or less in...
04/15/2015 - 10:51
The 2015 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2015 provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people's lives around the globe. Read the blog post here. The WDI suite of products can be accessed from data.worldbank.org/wdi, and include:
A full text of the WDI as a PDF file which is also accessible from Open Knowledge Repository (OKR).
The Little Data Book 2015, a pocket edition of the WDI, which is also available from...
12/16/2014 - 12:47
The 2015 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been released. IDS 2015 draws from comprehensive databases of debt statistics collected from 124 low- and middle-income countries, as well as quarterly external and public sector debt from high-income countries.
These databases continue to be a vital input for debt managers and researchers around the world working to improve the management of global capital flows. Making these resources available to everyone is an important...
11/19/2014 - 14:42
UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank Group released in September an updated joint dataset and interactive dashboards of the 1990 – 2013 global and regional estimates for child malnutrition indicators – underweight, stunting, wasting, severe wasting, and overweight prevalence and numbers. As a precision measure, all estimates are accompanied with their 95% confidence intervals. Wasting and severe wasting, a serious
11/07/2014 - 06:02
The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statistics Department, launched the new Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) database featuring new concepts and definitions as well as new classifications of external debt statistics (EDS) and tables that enhance their analytical use.
10/30/2014 - 20:45
Data provide critical inputs in designing effective development policy recommendations, supporting their implementation, and evaluating results.
09/22/2014 - 08:49
The new, recently launched interactive application, "OpenIndia", lays out the World Bank Group's entire India program in a transparent and easy-to-use manner.
07/03/2014 - 08:59
Each year on July 1, the World Bank revises analytical classification of the world's economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. The updated GNI per capita estimates are also used as input to the World Bank's operational classification of economies that determines lending eligibility.
06/11/2014 - 14:02
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.
05/02/2014 - 09:25
Two major updates to time series published in World Development Indicators (WDI) mean that the WDI database will be updated “out of timetable” on May 6; the regular schedule is April, July, September and December.