Atlas of Global Development, Second Edition: A Visual Guide by World Bank

By World Bank

The foremost improvement matters dealing with our international this present day are vividly illustrated in "The Atlas of worldwide Development". dependent upon authoritative information from the realm Bank's international improvement signs, this good-looking quantity offers a wealth of data on an important international issues akin to poverty, HIV/AIDS, corruption, environmental sustainability, migration, and becoming populations. positive aspects comprise: easy-to-read, colourful international maps, tables, graphs, textual content, and images; distinct information regarding objectives for the Millennium improvement pursuits; definitions, resources, notes and abbreviations of commonplace phrases; and, nation comparisons for key improvement indicators.Completely revised and up-to-date, "The Atlas of world improvement, moment version" highlights social, financial, and environmental matters that have an effect on us all. This new version contains new subject matters comparable to web use, overseas direct funding, and nutrients creation.

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Between 2006 and 2007, 79 percent of the countries in the Europe and Central Asia region implemented at least one positive reform to make doing business easier, while 63 percent of the countries in South Asia had such reforms. In the most recent year, the East Asia and Pacific region has had the highest investment rate, averaging 38 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). South Asia invested 35 percent of its Investment has grown rapidly in the East Asia and Pacific region Not everyone obtains the same result Gross capital formation, 2000 $ (billions) GDP growth rate (%), annual average 1995–2007 8 1,200 East Asia & Pacific 1,000 East Asia & Pacific Middle East & North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa South Asia Latin America & Caribbean Europe & Central Asia 7 South Asia 6 800 5 Europe & Central Asia 4 600 3 Latin America & Caribbean 2 200 Middle East & North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 400 High-income 1 0 0 5 199 68 output.

The Europe and Central Asia region leads developing countries in mobile telephone subscribers Mobile telephone subscribers per 100 people, 2007 100 80 60 40 20 0 c a ica a& e& st & cifi Asi Afr th rop sia eric an Ea ica Pa an ou Eu ral A Am ribbe ddle h Afr sia & r S a ah nt tin Ca Mi ort st A Ce La N Ea b -S Su Source: International Telecommunication Union Among developing country regions, Internet use is highest in Europe & Central Asia and in Latin America & the Caribbean Internet users per 100 people, 2007 25 20 15 10 5 0 c a ica a& e& st & cifi Asi Afr th rop sia eric an Ea ica Pa u ou E ral A Am ribbe ddle h Afr ia & ran S a s i t h a n tin Ca M ort st A Ce La N Ea b -S Su Source: International Telecommunication Union Economy 65 Europe & Central Asia 26 Internet users Internet users per 100 people, 2007 or latest available data Greenland (Den) less than 2 Faeroe Islands (Den) Iceland 2–9 Sweden Finland Norway The Netherlands 10–24 C a n a d a 25–49 United Kingdom Isle of Man (UK) Denmark Ireland 50 or more no data Fra Luxembourg Liechtenstein Andorra U n i t e d S t a t e s Monaco Bermuda (UK) British Virgin Islands (UK) The Bahamas Dominican Republic Puerto Cuba Rico (US) Mexico Cayman Islands (UK) Belize Jamaica Latin America & Caribbean 24 Alg Former Spanish Sahara Antigua and Barbuda Mauritania Cape Verde Guadeloupe (Fr) Dominica Martinique (Fr) St.

Of Iran Afghanistan C h i Malta Iraq Israel Kuwait Jordan Pakistan West Bank and Gaza Nepal Bhutan eria Bahrain Libya Saudi Arabia Arab Rep. of Egypt United Arab Qatar Bangladesh India Emirates Myanmar Oman Germany Belgium Channel Islands (UK) R u s s i a n Estonia Latvia Lithuania Rep. of Yemen Cameroon Sri Lanka Maldives Kenya Federated States of Micronesia Nauru Indonesia Tanzania B r a z i l Marshall Islands Singapore South Asia 2% Seychelles Comoros Zambia Malawi American Samoa (US) Timor-Leste Fiji Vanuatu Bolivia Zimbabwe Mozambique Madagascar Namibia Botswana Réunion (Fr) Paraguay Tuvalu Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea Mayotte (Fr) Angola French Polynesia (Fr) Guam (US) East Asia & Pacific 3% Palau Malaysia Uganda Rwanda Philippines Brunei Darussalam Somalia Equatorial Guinea Congo Gabon N.

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