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The World Development Indicators 2010 | World Bank

For economists and data geeks, the World Bank is today releasing an impressive document containing a host of statistics and economic facts covering all the worlds economies and showing shifts in key areas as noted below.

World Development Indicators 2010 | World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2010 — The World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, released today, gives a statistical progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The WDI database, launched along with the World Bank’s Open Data initiative to provide free data to all users, includes more than 900 indicators documenting the state of all the world’s economies. The WDI covers education, health, poverty, environment, economy, trade, and much more.

“The WDI provides a valuable statistical picture of the world and how far we’ve come in advancing development,” said Justin Yifu Lin, the World Bank’s Chief Economist and the Senior Vice President for Development Economics.  “Making this comprehensive data free for all is a dream come true.”


Complete Report as One File(18mb pdf)

Preface, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, Partners, Users Guide (1.27 mb

World View (3.14 mb pdf)

People (3.03 mb pdf)

Environment (2.52 mb pdf)

Economy (3.69mb pdf)

States and Markets (2.35mb pdf)

Global Links (2.84mb pdf)

Primary Data Documentation, Statistical Methods, Credits, Bibliography, Index
of Indicators (521k pdf)

Written by Colin Henderson

April 20, 2010 at 11:00

Posted in economy

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