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World Bank Blogs http://blogs.worldbank.org/planet.xml IBRD and IDA: Working for a World Free of Poverty. en Chart: Global Growth Forecast to Reach 2.7 Percent in 2017 http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-global-growth-forecast-reach-27-percent-2017 <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-tXBpX" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" scrolling="no" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/tXBpX/2/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["tXBpX"]={},window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].embedDeltas={"100":596,"200":471,"300":427,"400":427,"500":427,"600":400,"700":400,"800":400,"900":400,"1000":400},window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-tXBpX"),window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("tXBpX"==b)window.datawrapper["tXBpX"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> The World Bank <a href="http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2017/06/06/global-growth-set-to-strengthen-to-2-7-percent-as-outlook-brightens">forecasts that global economic growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017</a> as a pickup in manufacturing and trade, rising market confidence, and stabilizing commodity prices allow growth to resume in commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies. Growth in advanced economies is expected to accelerate to 1.9 percent in 2017, and growth in emerging market and developing economies as will rise to 4.1 percent this year from 3.5 percent in 2016. <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/global-economic-prospects-10-charts-june-2017">Read more</a>&nbsp;and download <a href="http://www.worldbank.org/gep">Global Economic Prospects</a>.</p> <!--break--> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Stunting Declining in Most Regions, but Increasing in Africa http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-stunting-declining-most-regions-increasing-africa <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-yxZeq" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" scrolling="no" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/yxZeq/3/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["yxZeq"]={},window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].embedDeltas={"100":605.8695640563965,"200":467.8695640563965,"300":451.8695640563965,"400":425.8695640563965,"500":425.8695640563965,"600":399.8695640563965,"700":399.8695640563965,"800":399.8695640563965,"900":399.8695640563965,"1000":399.8695640563965},window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-yxZeq"),window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("yxZeq"==b)window.datawrapper["yxZeq"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> The number of stunted children has declined steadily since 1990, and many countries are on course to meet the global target of reducing stunting by 40% by 2025. But the absolute number of stunted children increased in Sub-­Saharan Africa from nearly 45 million in 1990 to 57 million in 2015, and the region will not meet the target if the current trend is not reversed. Read more in the <a href="http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/SDG-02-zero-hunger.html">2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals.</a></p> <!--break--> Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Between 2 Geeks: Episode 5 - A renewable energy tipping point? http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/between-2-geeks-episode-5-renewable-energy-tipping-point <iframe frameborder="no" height="350" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/320495438&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe> <p> Which World Bank financed project can you see from space, and on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BCMeHNRqxNE/" rel="nofollow">Leonardo DiCaprio’s Instagram</a>?</p> <p> As Raka and I found out in this episode, it’s the “<a href="http://www.projects.worldbank.org/P131256?lang=en" rel="nofollow">Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant</a>” in Morocco - an epic energy project&nbsp;that’s part of the country’s plan to have 42% of its energy mix come from renewables by 2020.</p> <p> Seriously, it’s epic: just look at <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/africa/ouarzazate-morocco-solar-plant/" rel="nofollow">these pictures from CNN</a> and <a href="http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2014/10/01/morocco-noor-ouarzazate-solar-complex" rel="nofollow">this World Bank video</a>.</p> <p> Renewable energy seems to be getting cheaper than ever, and we ask the question: are we reaching a “tipping point” where renewable energy is cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels.</p> <p> In our discussion with <a href="https://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/people/mafalda-duarte" rel="nofollow">Mafalda Duarte</a>, head of the $8.3 billion <a href="https://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/about" rel="nofollow">Climate Investment Funds</a> (CIF), I learned that renewable energy (in this case, concentrated solar power) is a bit more complicated than just finding somewhere sufficiently sunny or windy. For example, the concentrated solar power (CSP) technology being used in Noor Ouarzazate is relatively new and so more expensive. With the investment CIF is making, the cost of the CSP technology can be driven down, and the tipping point reached faster for other countries wanting to adopt the technology.</p> <p> So what are the issues of geography, politics, technology and economics when it comes to large scale renewable energy, and how can we influence them to help countries reach the tipping point where renewable energy becomes the best option?</p> <p> <em>This episode of Between 2 Geeks is hosted by Tariq Khokhar &amp; Raka Banerjee, and produced by Richard Miron. You can chat with us on twitter with the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Between2Geeks?src=hash" rel="nofollow">#Between2Geeks</a>, listen to more episodes on the <a href="https://soundcloud.com/worldbank" rel="nofollow">World Bank Soundcloud Channel</a> and subscribe to “<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/world-bank-podcasts/id1003896982?mt=2" rel="nofollow">World Bank’s Podcasts</a>” in your podcast app or on iTunes.</em></p> <!--break--> Tue, 02 May 2017 10:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Global CO2 Emissions Rose 60% between 1990 and 2013 http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-global-co2-emissions-rose-60-between-1990-and-2013 <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-DogvG" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/DogvG/2/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["DogvG"]={},window.datawrapper["DogvG"].embedDeltas={"100":579,"200":481,"300":427,"400":427,"500":427,"600":400,"700":400,"800":400,"900":400,"1000":400},window.datawrapper["DogvG"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-DogvG"),window.datawrapper["DogvG"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["DogvG"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["DogvG"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("DogvG"==b)window.datawrapper["DogvG"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> Global emissions of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas and driver of climate change, increased from 22.4 billion metric tons in 1990 to 35.8 billion in 2013, a rise of 60 percent. The increase in CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases has contributed to a rise of about 0.8 degrees Celsius in mean global temperature above pre-industrial times.</p> <p> Read more in <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development">"The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <!--break--> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Access to Improved Water Sources is Lowest in Africa http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-access-improved-water-sources-lowest-africa <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-Xfp0k" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/Xfp0k/2/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"]={},window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].embedDeltas={"100":688,"200":522,"300":461,"400":444,"500":427,"600":400,"700":400,"800":400,"900":400,"1000":400},window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-Xfp0k"),window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("Xfp0k"==b)window.datawrapper["Xfp0k"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> In 2015, 663 million people were drinking from unimproved sources such as unprotected dug wells. The bulk of those without were in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where rural dwellers, especially the poorest, lagged behind others in access to both water and sanitation.</p> <p> Read more in <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development">"The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"</a></p> <!--break--> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Undernourishment: Declining in Almost Every Region http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-undernourishment-declining-almost-every-region <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="390" id="datawrapper-chart-fgElK" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/fgElK/3/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["fgElK"]={},window.datawrapper["fgElK"].embedDeltas={"100":576,"200":461,"300":417,"400":417,"500":417,"600":390,"700":390,"800":390,"900":390,"1000":390},window.datawrapper["fgElK"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-fgElK"),window.datawrapper["fgElK"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["fgElK"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["fgElK"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("fgElK"==b)window.datawrapper["fgElK"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> An undernourished person doesn’t have enough foot to meet their daily energy needs. Globally, over 793 million people are currently considered undernourished. While there’s been steady progress over the past 25 years, ending hunger by 2030 will require accelerated efforts to achieve faster declines in undernourishment levels.</p> <p> Read more in <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development">"The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"</a></p> <!--break--> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Women Are More Likely to Tolerate Abuse When Fewer Laws Against Domestic Violence Exist http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-women-are-more-likely-tolerate-abuse-when-fewer-laws-against-domestic-violence-exist <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="351" id="datawrapper-chart-N0sfa" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/N0sfa/5/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["N0sfa"]={},window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].embedDeltas={"100":799,"200":524,"300":436,"400":395,"500":351,"600":351,"700":351,"800":351,"900":307,"1000":307},window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-N0sfa"),window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("N0sfa"==b)window.datawrapper["N0sfa"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> Violence against women exists across the globe but laws against gender-based violence do not. In many countries societal norms permit physical and verbal abuse, and in countries studied, when there are fewer legal provisions, women are more likely to tolerate this abuse.</p> <p> Read more in <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development">"The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"</a></p> <p> <!--break--></p> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development <p> <a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/26306"><img alt="" height="332" src="http://tariqkhokhar.com/data/Atlas-Cover.png" style="float:right" title="" width="220" /></a>The World Bank is pleased to release the <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/sdgatlas">2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals</a>. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the <a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/26306">new publication</a> charts the progress societies are making towards the <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html">17 SDGs</a>.</p> <p> The Atlas is part of the <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi">World Development Indicators (WDI) family of products</a> that offer high-quality, cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. You can:</p> <ul> <li> View the <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/sdgatlas">SDG Atlas online</a> or <a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/26306/9781464810800.pdf?sequence=2&amp;isAllowed=y">download the PDF publication</a>&nbsp;(150Mb)</li> <li> Access the <a href="http://wdi.worldbank.org/tables">WDI statistical tables</a> and <a href="http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgs/">interactive SDG Dashboard</a></li> <li> <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators">Download</a> and <a href="http://databank.worldbank.org/wdi">query</a> the WDI database.</li> </ul> <p> The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their associated 169 targets are ambitious. They will be challenging to implement, and challenging to measure. The Atlas offers the perspective of experts in the World Bank on each of the SDGs.</p> <h2 style="font-family: Sans-Serif; font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold;"> [[tweetable]]Trends, comparisons +&nbsp;country-level analysis for 17 SDGs [[/tweetable]]</h2> <p> For example, the interactive treemap below illustrates how the number and distribution of people living in extreme poverty has changed between 1990 and 2013. The reduction in the number of poor in East Asia and Pacific is dramatic, and despite the decline in the Sub-Saharan Africa’s extreme poverty rate to 41 percent in 2013, the region’s population growth means that 389 million people lived on less than $1.90/day in 2013 - 113 million more than in 1990</p> <iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="700" src="https://worldbank.github.io/wdi-sdg/sdg1/extreme_poverty_treemap.html" width="100%"></iframe> <p> <em>Note: the light shaded areas in the treemap above&nbsp;represent the largest&nbsp;number of people living in extreme poverty&nbsp;in that country, in a single year, over the period 1990-2013.</em></p> <h2 style="font-family: Sans-Serif; font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold;"> [[tweetable]]Newly published data, methods and approaches for measuring development [[/tweetable]]</h2> <!--break--><img alt="" height="623" src="http://tariqkhokhar.com/data/Atlas-11c.png" style="float:left" title="" width="380" /> <p> The Atlas includes data that are being published in the WDI for the first time, and discusses various methodological issues. For example, there’s now data on access to clean cooking fuels and technologies, and there are discussions on refining measurements of access to clean water, access to electricity, and establishing better definitions for the term “urban”</p> <p> It discusses new methods to measure SDG indicators related to universal health care, securing land rights, measuring road accessibility in rural areas. These are so-called “Tier 3” SDG indicators because of new or untested methodologies and insufficient data coverage.</p> <p> Chapter 11 discusses how the terms “urban” and “rural” have no consistent international definitions in spite of being routinely used to describe environments and the lives of those within them.</p> <p> Chapter 6 presents data on access to water, and how measurement in this area is evolving. The “unimproved–improved” water source &nbsp;distinction is being replaced by “safely managed” services in a new monitoring framework.</p> <p> In Chapter 3, data from the WHO, OECD and World Bank are combined to show that health care financing in many low- and middle-income countries is still dominated by high out-of-pocket expenditures.</p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" height="688" src="http://tariqkhokhar.com/data/Atlas-6C.png" title="" width="1248" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" height="887" src="http://tariqkhokhar.com/data/Atlas-13H.png" title="" width="956" /><br /> &nbsp; <h2 style="font-family: Sans-Serif; font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold;"> [[tweetable]]The work of a global partnership of statistics professionals [[/tweetable]]</h2> <p> The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals draws on World Development Indicators, a database of over 1,400 indicators for more than 220 economies, many going back more than 50 years. It relies on the work of national and international statistical agencies around the world. The professionals working in these agencies play a crucial role in measuring and quantifying the development process, so that we can all make better decisions about our lives and the scarce resources we all manage.</p> <p> From the World Bank, the Atlas presents the perspective of subject matter experts in our Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas and of data experts in the World Bank Data team. We’ve worked together to share the best of our institution’s knowledge and data&nbsp;in a manner we hope is engaging, understandable, and that ultimately informs the development community’s thinking.</p> <h2 style="font-family: Sans-Serif; font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold;"> Accessing the data</h2> <p> All the data in World Development Indicators and The Atlas is available completely free of charge, as part of the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative. A complete list of tools to access, explore, and interact with WDI 2017 and the SDG Atlas are available at &nbsp;<a href="http://data.worldbank.org/wdi">data.worldbank.org/wdi</a> and include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p> The World Bank’s main multilingual data website:&nbsp;<a href="http://data.worldbank.org/">data.worldbank.org</a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p> The Interactive Sustainable Development Goals&nbsp;Dashboard at: <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/sdgs">data.worldbank.org/sdgs</a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p> Bulk download files of the <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators">WDI dataset in CSV and XLS</a> formats, <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/developers/api-overview/indicator-queries?display=">direct access via our API</a> and via third party API wrappers for popular languages including <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/accessing-world-bank-data-apis-python-r-ruby-stata">Python, STATA and R</a>.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p> The DataBank query tool which allows users to create, save, and share tables, charts and maps, and embed them on webpages: <a href="http://databank.worldbank.org/">databank.worldbank.org</a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p> Statistical tables and metadata for countries, geographic regions and income groups presented by WDI section: <a href="http://wdi.worldbank.org/tables">wdi.worldbank.org/tables</a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p> The Data Helpdesk which responds to frequently asked questions about World Bank data and lets users submit new questions: <a href="https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/">datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/</a></p> </li> </ul> &nbsp; <p> You can follow future blogs based on the WDI and the SDG Atlas here on the The Data Blog, and keep up to date with our latest news via <a href="https://twitter.com/worldbankdata">@worldbankdata</a> on Twitter.</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400 World Bank Data Team Chart: How Is the World's Youth Population Changing? http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-how-worlds-youth-population-changing <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development"><img alt="" height="70" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/files/opendata/sdg-atlas-blog-banner.png" title="" width="620" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-3VZdD" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/3VZdD/3/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["3VZdD"]={},window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].embedDeltas={"100":552,"200":454,"300":427,"400":427,"500":400,"600":400,"700":400,"800":400,"900":400,"1000":400},window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-3VZdD"),window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("3VZdD"==b)window.datawrapper["3VZdD"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> The world's population is young: 42 percent of people are under the age of 25. In South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people aged 12-24 has steadily risen to 525 million in 2015 - almost half the global youth population. The newly released <a href="http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/" rel="nofollow">Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017</a> analyses this and other data related to the 17 SDGs.</p> <p> Read more in <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development" rel="nofollow">"The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <!--break--> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:55:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar Chart: Over 1 Billion People Had No Access to Electricity in 2014 http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-over-1-billion-people-had-no-access-electricity-2014 <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="400" id="datawrapper-chart-1jqRm" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" src="//datawrapper.dwcdn.net/1jqRm/2/" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="100%"></iframe><script type="text/javascript">if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)window.datawrapper={};window.datawrapper["1jqRm"]={},window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].embedDeltas={"100":613,"200":471,"300":444,"400":427,"500":427,"600":400,"700":400,"800":400,"900":400,"1000":400},window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].iframe=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-1jqRm"),window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].iframe.style.height=window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].embedDeltas[Math.min(1e3,Math.max(100*Math.floor(window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].iframe.offsetWidth/100),100))]+"px",window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if("undefined"!=typeof a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var b in a.data["datawrapper-height"])if("1jqRm"==b)window.datawrapper["1jqRm"].iframe.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][b]+"px"});</script> <p> Nearly 1.1 billion people or 15 percent of the world’s population had no access to electricity in 2014. Nearly half were in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, and nearly a third were rural dwellers in South Asia. In all, 86 percent of people without electricity lived in rural areas, where providing infrastructure is more challenging. Read more in the&nbsp;<a href="http://gtf.esmap.org/">Global Tracking Framework</a>&nbsp;and their <a href="http://gtf.esmap.org/downloads">2017 report</a> on progress towards sustainable energy.&nbsp;</p> <p> <!--break--></p> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:00:00 -0400 Tariq Khokhar