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Erin Scronce |

The World Development Indicators database has been updated. This is a regular quarterly update to over 800 indicators and includes both new indicators and updates to existing indicators.  This…

World Bank Data Team |

The 2017 edition of International Debt Statistics has just been published. IDS 2017 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt and equity) for the world’s…

World Bank Data Team |

The LSMS team continues to support the World Bank's pledge to collaborate with the 78 poorest countries to collect high-quality national household survey data every three years, to better…

Raka Banerjee |

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Tariq Khokhar |

Download Publication (PDF) Many rural households in low- and middle-income countries depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Sustainable livestock systems can contribute to reducing poverty,…

Vini Vaid |

People who look at the Doing Business report’s Trading Across Borders indicator and the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) often wonder why one country can perform well on one of the rankings but…

Valentina Saltane, Dorina Georgieva |

In less than a generation the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region has made great progress in expanding the basic public services that are necessary for children to succeed later in life.…

Oscar Calvo-González, Eduardo Malasquez |

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 |

First meeting of ICP Governing Board This month’s meeting of the International Comparison Program (ICP) Governing Board marked a new chapter in one of the world’s most far-reaching statistical…

Haishan Fu, Nada Hamadeh |