The World Bank Atlas is changing its publication cycle. Beginning in 2004, the World Bank Atlas will publish in September each year. The World Bank Atlas (36th edition) is the edition following the World Bank Atlas 2003.
The World Bank Atlas (36th edition) vividly illustrates the key development challenges in the world today. It provides easy-to read, colorful world maps, tables, and graphs highlighting key social, economic, and environmental data for 208 countries.
Drawing on data from World Development Indicators, the Atlas brings to life cross-country comparisons of social indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality, safe water, population below the poverty line and energy efficiency, as well as basic economic indicators like income growth, income per person, private capital and aid flows.