Everyone knows the World Bank loves its data and for those of us who write about and follow global health and development trends we are particularly grateful for how thorough they are in continually updating and releasing data that is relevant to the stories we write and to the global health programs we cover.
On Friday, the World Bank released its latest datasets about World Development Indicators. I just finished reading much of the data and downloaded it as Excel files (a perk for those of us who need to refer to this data time and again). The data are also quite interesting for anyone who might be interested in seeing where various countries fall in terms of reaching the Millenium Development Goals. You can also find mortality stats per country as well as statistics on poverty eradication among other sets of relevant country data.