World Development Indicators 2011

World Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank
  • Release : 2011-06
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780821387351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development.

World Development Indicators 2011

World Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-04
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 082138709X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'World Development Indicators' (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. This statistical work allows readers to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables. It provides a current overview of regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections - World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. This book presents current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows readers to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts. The CD-ROM contains time series data for more than 200 economies from 1960-2009, single-year observations, and spreadsheets on many topics. It contains more than 1,000 country tables and the text from the 'WDI 2010' print edition. The Windows based format permits users to search for and retrieve data in spreadsheet form, create maps and charts, and fully download them into other software programs for study or presentation purposes.

Regional Highlights World Development Indicators 2011

Regional Highlights World Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by Weltbank

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The primary completion rate for 7 countries-Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger-more than doubled between 1991 and 2009. Still large differences persist between rich and poor within countries. In some low-income countries, such as Benin, the completion rates for the richest quintile are 95 percent or higher, but completion rates for the poorest quintile are 35 percent or less. And there is a 9 percentage point gap in the completion rates for boys and girls. Many poor people depend on biomass energy from plant materials or animal wastes for cooking and heating. Millions of deaths are caused by air pollution. Many are children in developing countries, who die of acute respiratory infections due to indoor air pollution resulting from burning fuel wood, crop residues, or animal dung. The economies of Sub-Saharan Africa are gradually shifting towards industry and services. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Sub-Saharan Africa expanded by 4.7 percent in 2010, up from 1.7 percent in 2009. In the last five years Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Mali, ranked in the top ten of 174 of the world s countries in making their regulatory environment more favorable to business. Middle East and North Africa has made impressive gains in women s health and education outcomes. In 2008 the low-and middle income economies of Middle East and North Africa produced 53 percent more energy compared to their 1990 level, but they consumed 133 percent more energy and energy use per capita increased by 63 percent. Economic growth and rising labor productivity has reduced poverty in South Asia, home to half the world s poor people living below $1.25 a day. Information and communications technology services dominate the service exports of South Asia like no other region. Latin American and the Caribbean is the most efficient energy user in the world, measured by the ratio of GDP to energy use. The rapid emergence of East Asia as the world s export powerhouse was complemented by surging final demand within the region, notably in China. Taxes fund a broad range of social and economic programs, national defense, and other purposes such as redistributing income to the aged and unemployed.

Africa Development Indicators 2011

Africa Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-10-04
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 0821387324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Africa Development Indicators 2011' (ADI) provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available. It pulls together data from different sources, and is an essential tool for policy makers, researchers, and other people interested in Africa.

Africa Development Indicators 2011

Africa Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by Rose Mungai,World Bank,World Bank Staff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-07-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780821387825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Africa Development Indicators 2011' (ADI) provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available. An essential tool for policy makers, researchers, and others interested in Africa's development.

World Development Indicators 2011

World Development Indicators 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9780821387092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'World Development Indicators' (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. This statistical work allows readers to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables. It provides a current overview of regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections - World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. This book presents current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows readers to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts. The CD-ROM contains time series data for more than 200 economies from 1960-2009, single-year observations, and spreadsheets on many topics. It contains more than 1,000 country tables and the text from the 'WDI 2010' print edition. The Windows based format permits users to search for and retrieve data in spreadsheet form, create maps and charts, and fully download them into other software programs for study or presentation purposes.

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011
A Book

by Asian Development Bank

  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Release : 2011-08-01
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9292570641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout Asia and the Pacific, gross domestic product growth in 2010 has recovered significantly after the economic downturn of 2008-2009. Employment grew and poverty was reduced but the quality of jobs in Asia remains inadequate. This issue of the Key Indicators highlights the crucial role of higher quality employment in economic growth and poverty reduction in Part I--- Toward Higher Quality Employment in Asia---followed by statistical tables in Parts II and III with short, nontechnical commentaries on economic, financial, social, and environmental developments. Part II comprises the first set of statistical tables and commentaries, which look at the Millennium Development Goals and progress in the region toward achieving key targets. The second set of tables, which are in Part III, is grouped into seven themes providing a broader picture of economic, financial, social, and environmental developments. The aim of the publication is to provide the latest key statistics on development issues concerning Asian and Pacific economies to a wide audience including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public. This year, the Asian Development Bank presents a special supplement to the Key Indicators--- theFramework of Inclusive Growth Indicators, which defines inclusive growth and measures countries' progress in ensuring that economic growth benefits all.

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2011 Showing Results

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2011 Showing Results
Showing Results

by OECD,World Trade Organization

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2011-07-15
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9264117474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This joint OECD-WTO publication provides a comprehensive analysis of trends and developments in aid that aims to help developing countries integrate into the global economy and benefit from trade opportunities.

World Development Report 2013

World Development Report 2013
Jobs

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0821395750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This report explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. The authors examine how to integrate development realities into climate policy - in international agreements, in instruments to generate carbon finance, and in steps to promote innovation and the diffusion of new technologies. The report is an urgent call for action, both for developing countries that strive to ensure policies are adapted to the realities and dangers of a hotter planet, and for high-income countries that need to undertake ambitious mitigation while supporting developing countries' efforts.

World Development Report 2011

World Development Report 2011
Conflict, Security, and Development

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 0821384406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 2011 WDR on Conflict, Security and Development underlines the devastating impact of persistent conflict on a country or region's development prospects - noting that the 1.5 billion people living in conflict-affected areas are twice as likely to be in poverty. Its goal is to contribute concrete, practical suggestions on conflict and fragility.

The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2011

The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-07-21
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0821388843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2011' is one of a series of pocket-sized books intended to provide a quick reference to development data on different topics. It provides data for more than 20 key indicators on business environment and private sector development in a single page for each of the World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000. These more than 200 country pages are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings.

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9781299585324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended as a quick reference for users of the Africa Development Indicators 2010 book and African Development Indicators Online. The country tables present the latest available data for World Bank member countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, covering about 1,700 indicators from 1961 to 2011. Key themes are: Basic indicators Drivers of growth Participating in growth Capable states Partnerships.Designed to provide all those interested in Africa with quick reference and a reliable set of data to monitor development programs and aid flows in the region, this is an invaluable pocket edition reference tool for analysts and policy makers who want a better understanding of the economic and social developments occurring in Africa.For free access to Africa Development Indicators online, please visit http: //data.worldbank.org/data-catalog.

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
A Book

by Peter N. Hess

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-05-26
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN : 1317525043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living and the alleviation of poverty. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as ‘meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,' directly addresses the utilization of natural resources, the state of the environment, and intergenerational equity. Now in its second edition, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development features expanded discussion of income distribution, social capital and the insights of behavioural economics for climate change mitigation. Boxed case studies have been added which explore the impact of economic growth on people and countries in both the developed and developing world. This text addresses the following fundamental questions: What causes economic growth? Why do some countries grow faster than others? What accounts for the extraordinary growth in the world’s population over the past two centuries? What are the current trends in population and will these trends continue? How do we measure sustainable development and is sustainable development compatible with economic growth? Why is climate change the greatest market failure of all time? What can be done to mitigate climate change and global warming? With a blend of formal models, empirical evidence, history and policy, this text provides a coherent and comprehensive treatment of economic growth and sustainable development. It is suitable for those who study development economics, sustainable development and ecological economics.

The Little Data Book on Climate Change 2011

The Little Data Book on Climate Change 2011
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-12-05
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0821389645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Little Data Book on Climate Change is based on World Development Indicators 2011, the World Bank s premier data publication. It provides a broad overview of climate change data and includes a diverse set of indicators selected from both the global economic and scientific communities. These indicators reflect recognition of the intrinsic relationship between climate change and development, and attempt to synthesize important aspects of current and projected climate conditions, exposure to climate impacts, resilience, greenhouse gas emissions, and the state of efforts to take action. This handy pocket guide is one of seven titles in the World Bank's Little Data Book series, which provides data snapshots of key global development issues. It provides country data for 218 World Bank member countries for more than 50 indicators in a single page. These tables are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings.

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
A Book

by Jacqueline Bhabha

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0691169101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why do so many young refugees of war-ravaged and failed states end up warehoused in camps, victimized by the sex trade, or enlisted as child soldiers? This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Spanning several continents and drawing on the stories of young migrants, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age provides a comprehensive account of the widespread and growing but neglected global phenomenon of child migration and child trafficking. It looks at the often-insurmountable obstacles we place in the paths of adolescents fleeing war, exploitation, or destitution; the contradictory elements in our approach to international adoption; and the limited support we give to young people brutalized as child soldiers. Part history, part in-depth legal and political analysis, this powerful book challenges the prevailing wisdom that widespread protection failures are caused by our lack of awareness of the problems these children face, arguing instead that our societies have a deep-seated ambivalence to migrant children—one we need to address head-on. Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age offers a road map for doing just that, and makes a compelling and courageous case for an international ethics of children's human rights.

ASEAN, PRC, and India

ASEAN, PRC, and India
The Great Transformation

by ADBI,ADB

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2016-03-08
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 4899740425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Asia’s remarkable economic performance and transformation since the 1960s has shifted the center of global economic activity toward Asia, in particular toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies, the People’s Republic of China, and India (collectively known as ACI). While these dynamic developing economies do not form any specific institutional group, they constitute very large economies and markets. These emerging Asian giants share common boundaries, opportunities, and challenges. Their trade, investment, production, and infrastructure already are significantly integrated and will become more so in the coming decades. This book focuses on the prospects and challenges for growth and transformation of the region’s major and rapidly growing emerging economies to 2030. It examines the drivers of growth and development in the ACI economies and the factors that will affect the quality of development. It also explores the links among the ACI economies and how their links may shape regional and global competition and cooperation.

Moving Out of Poverty

Moving Out of Poverty
An inquiry into the inclusive growth in Asia

by Jonna P. Estudillo,Keijiro Otsuka

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-08-20
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 131737648X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The words of US President John F. Kennedy, "the rising tide lifts all boats," can be applied to inclusive growth in contemporary Asia, where the poor are able to participate in and benefit from economic growth. Moving Out of Poverty explores three channels through which economic growth confers gains to the poor and improves the status of women. The first is creation of productive employment, as labor is typically the most abundant asset of the poor, and economic growth has created jobs in labor-intensive sectors. The second is investment in schooling which, coupled with increased opportunities to earn income, has elevated womens' status in society. The third is increased availability of improved infrastructure, which directly impacts increasing household income from wage work and self-employment activities. This book will be of great value to development economists, students and researchers interested in rural economies in Asia, and policymakers engaged in poverty reduction.

World Development Indicators 2016

World Development Indicators 2016
A Book

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1464806845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World Development Indicators 2016 provides a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. It is intended to help policymakers, students, analysts, professors, program managers, and citizens find and use data related to all aspects of development, including those that help monitor progress toward the World Bank Group’s two goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Six themes are used to organize indicators—world view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links. WDI 2016 includes: •A selection of the most popular indicators across 214 economies and 14 country groups organized into six WDI themes •A new section on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has replaced the one on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). •The SDG section covers all 17 goals, and important targets to achieve these goals. Each goal has been presented in a maximum 2-page spread with selected indicators to explain the targets. •Each of the remaining sections includes an introduction, a map, a table of the most relevant and popular indicators for that theme together with a discussion of indicator compilation methodology. •A user guide describing resources available online and on mobile apps. Download the WDI DataFinder Mobile App and other Data Apps at data.worldbank.org/apps. WDI DataFinder is a mobile app for browsing the current WDI database on smartphones and tablets, using iOS and Android, 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 •Share what you create on Twitter, Facebook, and via email

World Development Indicators 2012

World Development Indicators 2012
A Book

by World Bank,World Bank Group

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2012-04-18
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0821389858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables. It provides a current overview of the most recent data available as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. 'World Development Indicators 2012' presents the most current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows you to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts.

Doing Business 2012

Doing Business 2012
Doing Business in a More Transparent World

by World Bank,World Bank Group

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-10-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0821388339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ninth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 183 economies, Doing Business 2012 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity: ? starting a business ? dealing with construction permits ? employing workers ? registering property ? getting credit ? protecting investors ? paying taxes ? trading across borders ? enforcing contracts ? closing a business ? getting electricity The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2011, ranks countries on their overall "ease of doing business", and analyzes reforms to business regulation-identifying which countries are strengthening their business environment the most. Doing Business 2012 includes a new set of indicators on the time, steps, and cost for a private business to get an electricity connection. The data on connection services can inform utilities, regulators and governments seeking to strengthen the performance of the electricity sector. Drawing on a now longer time series, this year's report introduces a measure to illustrate how the regulatory environment for business has changed in each economy since Doing Business 2006 was published in 2005. A new "distance to frontier" measure complements the aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business, which benchmarks each economy's current performance on the indicators against that of all other economies in the sample for a given year. A fundamental premise of Doing Business is that economic activity requires good rules that are transparent and accessible to all. Such regulations should be efficient, striking a balance between safeguarding some important aspects of the business environment and avoiding distortions that impose unreasonable costs on businesses. Where business regulation is burdensome and competition limited, success depends more on whom you know than on what you can do. But where regulations are relatively easy to comply with and accessible to all who need to use them, anyone with talent and a good idea should be able to start and grow a business in the formal sector. "The Doing Business report, which was started in 2003, has become one of the key ways in which the bank and other observers gauge business climate within developing countries..." -- The Financial Times "[Doing Business started] as a way to encourage countries to reduce obstacles to entrepreneurship. Developing countries compete to land a spot on the top 10 list of most-improving countries because it is seen as a way to get attention and investment." -- The Wall Street Journal "[Doing Business] has succeeded in putting the issue of business red tape on the international political agenda." -- The Economist