The 2007 WDI includes more than 900 indicators in more than 80 tables. Data are shown for 152 economies with populations of more than 1 million, as well as for Taiwan, China, in selected tables. Table 1.6 presents selected indicators for 56 other economies—small economies with populations between 30,000 and 1 million and smaller economies if they are members of the World Bank.

Global poverty rates continued to fall in the first four years of the 21st century, according to the World Development Indicators 2007. The proportion of people living on less than $1 a day fell to 18.4 percent in 2004, leaving an estimated 985 million people living in extreme poverty. By comparison, the total number of extreme poor was 1.25 billion in 1990. Read the full <a href="http://go.worldbank.org/TQDI2FZ4F0">press release</a>.

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