06/11/2014 - 15:02
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 - 10:25
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.
04/11/2014 - 10:49
The 2014 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2014 provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe.
02/20/2014 - 11:04
The 2014 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been released. IDS 2014 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 economies.
12/23/2013 - 22:31
The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been updated. This update features:
12/09/2013 - 17:26
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) took an important step toward increased transparency today with the release of key IADB data on AidFlows (www.aidflows.org), a partnership first begun as a joint World Bank-OECD website.
10/01/2013 - 07:46
The World Bank opened its data to the public on April 20, 2010, providing free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe. Central and local governments around the world are increasingly ‘opening' a range of data, for free, including as part of continuing global efforts to improve public services, create economic growth and enhance transparency.
07/02/2013 - 12:42
Each year on July 1, The World Bank revises the 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 Bank’s operational classification of economies, which determines their lending eligibility. As of 1 July 2013, the World Bank income classifications by GNI per capita are as follows:
05/24/2013 - 13:38
The fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development is a comprehensive data-driven guide to the most critical issues facing our world today. The Atlas provides a visual guide to global challenges with easy-to-read maps, tables, and charts  on every topic.
04/18/2013 - 13:38
The 2013 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2013 provides a new look to high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe.


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