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WDR 2014: Risk and Opportunity—Managing Risk for Development

See the most recent report, which examines how improving risk management can lead to larger gains in development and poverty reduction.

WDR 2013 : Jobs

The WDR 2013:Jobs argues that jobs are a cornerstone of development, with a pay off far beyond income alone.

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Access some 7,000 indicators with time series data for more than 200 countries for up to 50 years.

Welcome to The Complete World Development Report Online. Here you will find every page of every World Development Report published by the World Bank since 1978 in one convenient, cross-searchable website.

NEW! The World Development Report 2014: Risk and Opportunity—Managing Risk for Development and background papers are now fully integrated into the site.To view the report, click on the cover to the right.

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Download The World Development Report 2014 App for iPad! This free app lets users easily find all the major discussions, boxes, tables,and figures throughout the report by key message, region, topic, or several dozen
keywords. It also contains supplementary materials, including multilingual overviews and video interviews with the WDR 2014 team, as well as a complete PDF of the WDR for more traditional reading. Apps are also available for the WDR 2012 on gender and the WDR 2013 on jobs. Click here to learn more and to download the apps.

The WDR iPad app was the winner of the 2012 Digital Book World Publishing Innovation Award in the Best App Reference/Academic category!