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This site provides tables of population, gross national income per capita, total gross national income, purchasing power parity, gross domestic product, and country classifications which can be used to make regional comparisons for people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links. The data sets are from the year 2003. The tables are in Adobe Acrobat format.

View Resource World Bank: Biodiversity

Many people are familiar with the World Bank's work in the areas of international finance and economic development, but they may not be aware of their work in the area of biodiversity. The World Bank happens to be the world's largest financier of biodiversity, and their work includes supporting the sustainable use of biodiversity outside protected areas, eradication of alien species, and land...

View Resource The World Bank: Climate Change

Climate change continues to be of grave concern to many, and the World Bank is particularly concerned with the ramifications it will have on people in the developing world. Their Climate Change site is designed to provide an overview of their work on this vexing problem and information about their current projects, data sets, research papers, and books. Visitors should start by looking over their...

View Resource World Bank eAtlas of the Millennium Development Goals

The World Bank established a set of Millennium Development Goals as both a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate "good governance" and to wealthy nations as a spur that would hopefully encourage them to support economic and social development. Recently, the World Bank created this visually engaging and sophisticated interactive atlas to track those eight goals, which include the promotion of...

View Resource Tax Policy and Revenue Administration

World Bank's new Tax Policy and Administration Website is the seventh site in a series offering in-depth bibliographies of aspects of the public sector. Tax Policy and Administration is divided into five main topics. Each of the five topics provides a collection of readings, papers, and reports. The key reading in the first topic, Institutional Framework of Tax Policy, deals with a comparative...

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