Data Books: World Development Indicators 2014
World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is a collection of time-series data for 214 economies, with many indicators going back more than 50 years. WDI provides cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. It is divided into six sections -- World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. New online tables, previously published in the book, are now available from wdi.worldbank.org/tables and they provide data from the most up-to-date database. Learn more (Available for purchase, May 2014)
International Debt Statistics 2014
Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies (data from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases). Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2012, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2020. Learn more or buy now
Atlas of Global Development, Fourth Edition: A Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges
Published in association with Harper Collins, the completely revised and updated fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development vividly illustrates the key development challenges facing our world today. Keeping abreast of a changing world, new topics have been added including child employment, internet use, foreign direct investment, food production and energy flows. Learn more here or see other eAtlas visualization tools here. Buy now.
Data Visualization Tools: Data Visualizer Bubble Chart
Data Visualizer is a World Bank tool which employs “bubble charts” to display data in four dimensions. In each chart, the size of the country circle represents a volume measure, such as population or GDP. The position of the bubbles is determined by the indicators selected for the horizontal and vertical axes. The time series used in Data Visualizer is a subset of 2009 World Development Indicators database. As of 4/20/2010, Data Visualizer contains 49 indicators for 209 countries and 18 aggregates from 1960-2007. Data includes social, economic, financial, information & technology, and environmental indicators.
Mobile Applications: DataFinder for iOS and Android:
The World Bank DataFinder lets you access fifty years of World Bank data on global economic indicators, chart and visualize that data, and share those charts for use in your presentations and projects. The DataFinder will be of use to students, professors, economists, researchers, and anyone looking to learn more about global economic indicators and trends. Download DataFinder 4 app for either iOS or Android here.