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15th edition of WDI

94 tables 800+ indicators for 155 economies Indicator definitions, sources,

and other


Online database with

1100+ indicators for 213 economies

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Millennium Development Goals – countdown to


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MDG Goal 1. Eradicate extreme

poverty and hunger number of people living in extreme poverty fell from billion in 1990 to 2005


1.4 billion in

43 countries are on track to or have already halved extreme poverty, twice as many as in 2005

MDG Goal 2. Achieve universal primary


49 countries have achieved or were on track to achieve the goal, only

3 more than in 2004

MDG Goal 3. Promote gender equality

49 countries have achieved or were on track to achieve the goal, only 2004

3 more than in

MDG Goal 4. Reduce


mortality 11 countries have achieved a 2/3 reduction in child mortality and another

25 are on track

100+ countries remain

But off track

MDG Goal 5. Improve

maternal health

30 countries are on track to achieve a 他 reduction in maternal mortality ratio

94 countries are off track or seriously off track

MDG Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other

diseases Annual number of new HIV infections has fallen since 1997


But reliable estimates are only


available for developing countries and do not include Brazil, China, and the Russian Federation

MDG Goal 7. Ensure

environmental sustainability

Half the countries are on track to improve access to safe water. But almost half the countries are seriously off track on access to sanitation.

MDG Goal 8. Develop a global

partnership for development

Few have reached the target to provide 0.7% of GNI as


5 countries provide more than 0.7 percent of GNI in aid but their share of total aid is only


poverty estimates updated - 577 data National

points for 115 countries

maternal mortality ratio data New

available as a complete time series for the first time

Civil registration and the problems countries face planning for people’s welfare

The number of people living in extreme

poverty fell from 1.8 billion in 1990 to 1.4 billion in 2005

In East Asia, the

poverty rate declined from 78 percent in 1990 to

17 percent in 2005

Maternal mortality ratio has declined from 440 in 1990 to 290 in 2008 in low & middle income countries

Maternal mortality ratio is still high, 580 in low middle income countries and 650 in Sub-Saharan Africa


Births of million children went

unrecorded in 2009


In South Asia, million children born in

not been registered 2007 have


Only percent of the population is covered by civil

SubSaharan Africa registration systems in

cause of death Correct

information is critical for guiding policies and priorities for the

health system

time and expense of building Because of the

complete civil registration systems, countries have

alternative approaches adopted

New indicators measuring dependence on

environmental assets Some facts about agriculture and

food production Energy use growing rapidly in low and middle income countries

In some countries,

natural resource rents, especially from fossil fuels and minerals, account for

30-50 percent of GNI, 70 percent in Iraq

Countries are borrowing against the future if they

natural resource rents to support use

consumption rather than investment

Agricultural land in South Asia

55% of land area, 23% in makes up

Middle East and North Africa

95 percent of agriculture in SubSaharan Africa depends on


Food production is rising fastest in lowincome countries

Cereal yield in Sub-Saharan Africa remains lowest among the regions

Energy use is growing in low- and middle-income economies but is still only about

1/5 of high income economies


Over percent of energy use comes

fossil fuels from

Biofuels emit less sulfur and carbon monoxide than petroleum


rebound from great recession


Government levels are rising

Broader measures of income and savings reveal sustainability

Domestic demand in

developing countries accounted for

46 percent of global growth in 2010

Developing economies grew 7 percent in 2010, highincome economies grew

2.8 percent


debt levels are rising after the crisis, especially in many

highincome economies

GDP per capita in East Asia & Pacific has tripled since 1990

National income

adjusted for the consumption of capital, depletion of natural resources, and foreign investors paints a different picture than GDP

Countries with a good

business environment

Time spent paying

taxes financial

Access to institutions

40 countries made it easier to pay

taxes between 2009 and 2010

tax rate

The total is lowest in East Asia and Pacific at less than

40 percent, highest in Sub-Saharan Africa at


60 percent


About the world’s households do

deposit accounts in not have

formal financial institutions

Low- and middle-income countries are gaining in



At least 30 percent of

remittance flows go unrecorded

New bilateral data on

migration patterns

Food prices surpass 2008 record

Trade among lowand middle-income economies


accounted for percent of world trade in merchandise


export revenues due to the global financial crisis have reversed

debt ratios improving

Data coverage for tracking

remittances is improving but discrepancies persist

60 million migrants from There were

low- and middle-income economies residing in high-income economies in 2000

Food and energy prices are becoming more


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