A comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing our changing world.
This completely revised and updated fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development vividly illustrates the most important development challenges facing our world today. Based upon authoritative data from the World Bank's World Development Indicators, this attractive volume provides a wealth of information on critical global topics.
A visual guide to global issues - easy-to-read graphical presentation with every topic presented by colourful world maps, tables, graphs, and photographs
Topics that are shaping our world - from poverty, population growth, and food production to climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade
The latest, authoritative statistics - key social, economic, and environmental data for 208 countries and territories from the World Bank's World Development Indicators database.
In addition, the Atlas includes detailed information about targets for the Millennium Development Goals; definitions, sources, notes, and abbreviations of commonly used terms; country comparisons for key development indicators; and a selection of related web links for each map spread.
The Atlas comes with an interactive companion online atlas, the World Bank e-Atlas of Global Development, that allows users to customise maps and graph statistical series. Features include worldwide mapping, timeline graphs, ranking tables, comparative mode, the ability to export and share graphics, and easy navigation. New to this edition, a companion mobile app will allow users a robust mobile experience, providing a new and unique take on how we view global development issues.
Engaging and informative, the Atlas of Global Development, is an essential resource for students and anyone interested in learning more about the state of our world.