The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

Today we’re (re)launching HEFPI—aka the Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators database. HEFPI sheds light on two major concerns in global health: a concern that the poor do not get…

Adam Wagstaff, Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou |

This blog is based on new mortality estimates released today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

Low-income countries face the highest risk of financial catastrophe due to surgery and have made the slowest progress Five billion people—two thirds of the world’s population—lack access to safe,…

Kathryn Wall, Emi Suzuki, John G Meara, Mark G Shrime |

We’re pleased to launch new dashboards in the Health, Nutrition and Population Portal, following the portal’s revamp last year. The renewed HNP portal has two main dashboards covering Population…

Haruna Kashiwase, Yatao Lu, Emi Suzuki, Ying Chi |

Download PDF (30Mb) / View Online “The World Bank is one of the world’s largest producers of development data and research. But our responsibility does not stop with making these global public…

World Bank Data Team |

In early November, nearly 200 countries came together at the UN climate change conference (COP22) in Marrakech to reaffirm their commitment to the historic “Paris Agreement.” If the COP21 was…

Jing Guo |

  Globally, the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the trend in new cases of tuberculosis has been met. Today there there are 40% fewer people living with TB than there were in 1990. More…

Tariq Khokhar |