WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2019

- The Changing Nature of Work

At a time when the global economy is growing and the poverty rate is the lowest in recorded history, it would be easy to become complacent and overlook looming challenges. One of the most critical is the future of work, the subject of the 2019 World Development Report. “Machines are coming to take our jobs” has been a concern for hundreds of years — at least since the industrialization of weaving in the early 18th century, which raised productivity and also fears that thousands of workers would be thrown out on the streets.


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2017

This year the World Development Indicators database has been improved to include more indicators that cover the Sustainable Development Goals and

more data disaggregated by sex, age, wealth quintile, and urban or rural location. New data include access to clean cooking fuels and the number of industrial

design applications registered globally. This edition reflects two major ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2016

In September 2015, leaders of 193 countries agreed on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide global action over the next 15 years. Set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals take over where the Millennium Development Goals before them left off — and in many cases aim to finish the job. Eradicating poverty, an objective shared by ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2015

The year 2015 is when the world aimed to achieve many of the targets set out in the Millennium Devel- opment Goals. Some have been met. The rate of extreme poverty and the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water were both halved between 1990 and 2010, five years ahead of schedule. But some targets have not been achieved, and the aggregates used to measure global trends can ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2014

The new twin goals of the World Bank Group, announced in October 2013, are to end extreme poverty and to boost shared prosperity across the world. Progress will be closely monitored using two indicators: the proportion of the popu- lation living on less than $1.25 a day (in 2005 purchasing power parity terms) and the growth in the average real per capita income of the bottom 40 percent of the population ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2013

World Development Indicators 2013 is organized around six themes — world  view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and globa l links. Each section includes an introduction, a set of six stories highlighting regional trends, a table of the most relevant and popular indicators, and an index to the full set of tables and indicators available online. World view also reviews progress ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2012

We now have data to monitor the first 10 capacity and information systems, including 1 years of the Millennium Development Goals. Results are starting to appear, and we have a better view of where we will be in 2015. We will not achieve all the targets we set for ourselves, but progress measured against 1990 benchmarks accelerated in the last decade, lifting millions of people out of poverty ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2011

World Development Indicators 2011, the 15th edition in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. This latest printed volume is one of a group of products; others include an online dataset, accessible at http://data.worldbank. org; the popular Little Data Book series; and DataFinder, a data ...


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS - 2010

First, global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017.

Global unemployment levels and rates are expected to remain high in the short term, as the global labour force continues to grow. In particular, the global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly in 2017, to 5.8 per cent (from 5.7 per cent in 2016) – representing 3.4 million more unemployed people globally (bringing total ...


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