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World Development Report 2012

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Winner of the 2012 Digital Book World Publishing Innovation Award in the Best App Reference/Academic category! The judges describe the app as “intuitive, well thought out and a significant step forward,” taking “full advantage of all the iPad has to offer.”

The World Development Report (WDR) 2012 App for iPad makes this key World Bank flagship on gender equality and development both accessible and mobile. It lets you easily find the analysis, data, and policy recommendations of most interest throughout the report by key message, region, topic, and dozens of keywords such as “employment opportunities,” “property rights,” “infant mortality,” and “domestic violence.”

It also contains additional material—some created specifically for this app—to supplement the report and its findings. With social sharing and “favorites” features, the WDR 2012 App for iPad helps students, researchers, journalists, development professionals, civil society organization staff, and anyone interested in the status of women and girls around the world to get the most out of this year’s World Development Report.

Browse and search the WDR text, tables, and selected figures by:
- key message per chapter
- topic
- region
- keyword
- title

Browse more traditionally within a complete PDF of the report.

Access a wealth of supplementary material, including:
- Overview in 7 languages
- Main Messages in 7 languages
- Facts
- Data Resources on Gender
- multimedia content

Share content on social networks, save, and email your favorites.

Cite selections using citation information provided at the top of each section.

The WDR has been produced on an annual basis since 1978 and is the World Bank’s major analytical publication. This edition looks at facts and trends on the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process. It argues that gender equality is a core development issue—a primary objective of development in its own right. The point of departure for this Report is a view of development as a process of expanding freedoms equally for men and women.