World Development Indicators 2008 World Bank 2012-10-16T19:13:56Z 2012-10-16T19:13:56Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Release of the final report of the International Comparison Program (ICP) and publication of new estimates of purchasing power parities (PPPs) in World Development Indicators 2008 are an important statistical milestone. The estimates offer a consistent and comprehensive set of data on the cost of living in developed and developing countries, the first since 1997, when the results of the previous ICP data collection were published in World Development Indicators. The 2005 data cover 146 countries and territories, 29 more than the last round in 1993, and many for the first time. Collecting data on thousands of products sold through a multitude of outlets, the 2005 ICP is the largest international statistical program ever undertaken. New methods were used to describe the products being priced, record the data, and analyze the results. Countries in Africa took the opportunity to review their national accounts and adopt new standards and methods. In all regions regional coordinators worked closely with national statistical offices to collect and validate the data. The result is a genuine global effort, with an extensive capacity building component. More work will follow from the ICP. First is the revision of the international ($1 a day) poverty line and estimation of the corresponding poverty rates, certain to change a view of the absolute level of poverty in the world. PPPs have many applications in economic analysis. They are used to determine the relative size of countries and their obligations to international institutions. The publication of new estimates will inspire a new wave of academic studies. And as all of this work goes on, planning for the next round of the ICP will be getting under way. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-7386-6
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Development Indicators;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Agricultural output
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Air
dc.subject Air pollution
dc.subject Balance of payments
dc.subject base year
dc.subject benchmark
dc.subject CD
dc.subject Child malnutrition
dc.subject child mortality
dc.subject childbirth
dc.subject debt
dc.subject Deforestation
dc.subject Development Assistance
dc.subject Development Economics
dc.subject Development Indicators
dc.subject Disease prevention
dc.subject economic activity
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject economic performance
dc.subject emissions
dc.subject Employment
dc.subject Energy efficiency
dc.subject exchange rate
dc.subject exchange rates
dc.subject exports
dc.subject extreme poverty
dc.subject Gambia
dc.subject GDP
dc.subject GDP per capita
dc.subject girls
dc.subject GNP
dc.subject government expenditures
dc.subject Gross domestic product
dc.subject Gross domestic product Per capita
dc.subject gross national product
dc.subject housing
dc.subject imports
dc.subject income
dc.subject income groups
dc.subject intermediate inputs
dc.subject international organizations
dc.subject Labor force
dc.subject land use
dc.subject live births
dc.subject Low income
dc.subject malnutrition
dc.subject maternal health
dc.subject Maternal mortality
dc.subject Maternal mortality ratio
dc.subject Mortality
dc.subject mortality rates
dc.subject mothers
dc.subject national income
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject Population dynamics
dc.subject population growth
dc.subject pregnancy
dc.subject price indexes
dc.subject Private sector
dc.subject producers
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject purchasing power
dc.subject refugees
dc.subject Reproductive health
dc.subject risk factors
dc.subject Social indicators
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.subject Tariff barriers
dc.subject trade blocs
dc.subject underweight children
dc.subject Unemployment
dc.subject Urbanization
dc.subject Uruguay
dc.subject Uzbekistan
dc.subject valuation
dc.subject value added
dc.subject Water pollution
dc.subject Weight
dc.subject World Health Organization
dc.title World Development Indicators 2008 en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2010-04-21
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: World Development Indicators
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7386-6 54167
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Environment :: Environmental Economics & Policies
okr.topic Governance :: Governance Indicators
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Conditions and Volatility
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
okr.unit Development Data Group (DECDG)
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