09/11/2012 - 13:40
The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2013 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Development Database, accompanying the Global Financial Development Report 2013. The Global Financial Development Database is an improved and more complete database on financial sector development that takes into account the multidimensional nature of financial systemsThe book contains data for 38 selected indicators of financial sector development for more than 200 economies.
09/04/2012 - 13:24
In most countries, women are less likely than men to participate in the labor market, that is, less likely to be employed or looking actively for a job.
07/24/2012 - 15:26
President Jim Kim announced the release of a new data portal focused on gender issues at the recent “Closing the Gender Data Gap” conference, held in Washington DC on July 19.
07/13/2012 - 16:19
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 2012, the World Bank income classifications by GNI per capita are as follows:
06/07/2012 - 19:33
Global Snapshot Between 2000 and 2008, the ratio of public and publicly guaranteed debt service to exports for developing regions declined from 12.5 percent to 3.4 percent. With the IMF and World Bank’s debt sustainability framework threshold set at debt service of 15 and 25 percent of exports, the data showed a trend towards achieving sustainable economic growth. 
05/17/2012 - 17:07
The new Little Green Data Book 2012 is now available, featuring a compilation of environmental data for more than 200 countries.
05/04/2012 - 15:27
Every day, 800 women die from pregnancy-related causes during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Over 99% of these 287,000 annual deaths occur in developing countries, and most are avoidable, as the health-care solutions to prevent or manage complications are well known. About 56% of the deaths occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa with another 29% in South Asia – these two regions together account for  85% of maternal mortality in the world.
04/23/2012 - 10:55
As part of our focus on results, accountability and openness, the World Bank has developed an electronic version of its Corporate Scorecard, providing a snapshot of the Bank's overall performance in the context of development results. The electronic version of the Corporate Scorecard provides users with easy on-line access to indicators, data disaggregated by regions and countries for selected indicators, time series, and visual data representation. The online Scorecard also includes...
04/19/2012 - 20:00
World Development Indicators 2012 is now available in print, online, and on mobile devices. The 16th edition of World Development Indicators publication and database update contains updated data through 2010 and 2011 for many indicators. This update contains:
04/19/2012 - 19:05
The World Bank has just added the Jobs data portal to its collection of freely available data and tools. The new data portal provides a data dashboard for any developing region or country and covers all dimensions of jobs – employment, economic structure, human capital, labor market institutions, and the business environment.

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