Monday, April 21, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



World Bank





Press Release 11 April 2014


The 2014 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2014 provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. The WDI suite of products can be accessed from, and include:

  • An update to the WDI database including notes and metadata explaining the relevance of the indicators for development, their source, and their methodology. Visit
  • Online tables: Over 90 tables presenting country and aggregate data organized into six main topics (world view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links) providing both data and comprehensive “About the Data” explanations. These tables are automatically updated when the database is updated four times a year, and can be accessed and downloaded from
  • The WDI “DataFinder” application available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese, in tablet and mobile phone editions for both Android and iOS. The full text of the printed book is also included.
  • The WDI publication, containing highlight stories and other related information, will be available in May. To access the PDF file of the entire book, click here.

Some of the changes for 2014 include new indicators for severe wasting, disaggregated by sex; national estimates for labor force participation; ratios of employment to population; and unemployment. All revisions to indicators and related metadata are documented here.

For the full set of WDI products, visit, or contact the Development Data Group by sending an e-mail to




This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.



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