World Bank releases World Development Indicators 2012 (WDI)

The World Bank released the 2012 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI), providing “updated data on global development, the quality of people’s lives, the environment, the economy, the functioning of states and markets, and global links – how actions in one part of the world affect people elsewhere.” WDI 2012 “includes data for the first ten years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), providing an important data resource for the Global Monitoring Report (GMR)…Measured against 1990 benchmarks, progress accelerated in the past decade, lifting millions out of poverty, enrolling millions of children in school, and sharply reducing the loss of life due to preventable causes.”

WDI and Regional Highlights:

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