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.
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