10/14/2010 - 12:45
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.
10/07/2010 - 12:00
As part of the World Bank's Open Data Initiative, World Bank President Robert Zoellick kicked off the Apps for Development Competition on October 7th, 2010 that will challenge the developer community to create tools, applications, and mash-ups using World Bank data. Please check the Apps for Development contest Web site for complete contest details.
10/06/2010 - 10:53
On October 7-8, the world's financial leaders will be in Washington, D.C., discussing the most pressing issues in the wake of the financial crisis. You’re invited to join the conversation at the World Bank Open Forum, an online event featuring expert discussions, live video and a 24-hour chat-room on three key issues: free and open data, global job creation, and major development challenges.
10/04/2010 - 19:48
The new version of the World Bank’s DataFinder 2.0 is now available for the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. This application is part of the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative to make development data more accessible and easier to use.
09/27/2010 - 12:44
 [W]e resolve to promote gender equality and eliminate pervasive gender discrimination by . . . ensuring equal access to reproductive health. —United Nations World Summit Outcome (2005)
09/21/2010 - 23:14
We're pleased to announce new features on data.worldbank.org including: Triple the amount of data on the site We've increased the indicators on the site from 339 to more than 1,200, including the full World Development Indicators dataset, all of which are also available in the API.
09/08/2010 - 10:50
As leaders we have a duty therefore to all the world’s people, especially the most vulnerable and, in particular, the children of the world, to whom the future belongs. —United Nations Millennium Declaration (2000)
09/02/2010 - 11:32
We also resolve . . . to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat poverty, hunger and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable. —United Nations Millennium Declaration (2000)
08/23/2010 - 08:47
Every person—child, youth and adult—shall be able to benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs. —World Declaration on Education for All, Jomtien, Thailand (1990)
08/16/2010 - 09:49
The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) focuses on eradicating poverty, hunger and decent work. These three targets realize that poor health and lack of education deprive people of productive employment. Depleted and spoiled environmental resources; and corruption, conflict, and misgovernance that waste public resources and discourage private investment also trap people in poverty. While poverty exists everywhere, there has been progress. Target 1A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015,...

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