World Development Indicators was launched in 1978 to give a statistical snapshot of the progress being made on a range of economic and social development issues and the challenges remaining, both at national level and aggregated globally. The 2005 edition of this annual publication includes over 80 tables and 800 indicators for 152 economies and 14 country groups, together with basic indicators for a further 55 economies, organised under six thematic headings, including the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Indicators cover a wide range of topics including poverty and inequality, population and migration, gender issues, health and education, housing and urbanisation, environment and sustainable development, pollution, the economy and trade, business and investment conditions. Most of the statistics are compiled from data provided by national statistical agencies. The publication is also available in CD-ROM formats for single-users (ISBN 0821360728) and multi-users (ISBN 0821360736).The estimates of personal computers are derived from an annual ITU questionnaire, supplemented by other sources. ... Countries that do not have surveys generally derive their estimates from reported Internet service provider ( ISP) subscriber ... The total monthly Internet price is shown as the sum of monthly ISP charges and telephone usage charges and as a percentage of monthly GNI per capita.
|Title||:||World Development Indicators 2005|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 2005-01-01|