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World Development Indicators 2013


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A new look and new ways to access the world’s premier source of development data. Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier annual compilation of data about development. Compiled from officially-recognized international sources, WDI presents the most current and accurate global development data available, including national, regional and global estimates. This year’s print edition and e-book have been redesigned to allow users the convenience of easily linking to the latest data on-line. What you will find in the print edition: • A selection of the most popular indicators across 155 economies and 14 country groups organized into six WDI themes • Thematic and regional highlights, providing an overview of global development trends • An in-depth review of the progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals • A user guide describing resources available on-line and on mobile apps What you can do on-line: • Download individual tables and other key information • Access and download time series data using the data retrieval system • Access indicators in five different languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, English, and Spanish) • Directly obtain the the most up-to-date data available. The WDI Little Data Book 2013 is a companion to the WDI, and is a handy country-by-country view of key development indicators for more than 200 countries. Each page provides a country data profile of of its people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links.. ACCESS WDI TIME SERIES DATA FREE ONLINE = (the full data retrieval system organized by indicator, country and topic); and (for all on-line WDI resources) DOWNLOAD THE WDI DATAFINDER MOBILE APP AND OTHERS = WDI DataFinder is a mobile app for browsing the current WDI database on smartphones and tablets, using iOS, Android, and Blackberry, available in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Use the app to browse data using the structure of the WDI; visually compare countries and indicators; create, edit and save customized tables, charts and maps; and share what you create on Twitter, Facebook, and via email.

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  • World Bank, 2013. "World Development Indicators 2013," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13191.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:13191

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    1. Rozanski, Jerzy & Yeats, Alexander, 1994. "On the (in)accuracy of economic observations: An assessment of trends in the reliability of international trade statistics," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 103-130, June.
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