World Bank mobile applications

The World Bank’s mobile applications provide quick access to the Bank's data and help the research process with useful functions. The new DataFinder app highlights the progress that’s been made at the Bank since the Open Data Initiative was launched in April 2010. For the first time, the Bank’s data are available to users on any of the three major mobile platforms and in four languages with various features.

The future of scientific publishing - a Nature special issue

After nearly 400 years in the slow-moving world of print, the scientific publishing industry is suddenly being thrust into a fast-paced online world of cloud computing, crowd sourcing and ubiquitous sharing. In this special issue, Nature takes a close look at the forces now at work in scientific publishing, and how they may play out over the coming decades. The articles are freely available.

OECD Factbook 2013

OECD Factbook provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, in a range of user-friendly formats. More countries than ever are covered in greater detail, enabling direct comparisons for many indicators between OECD Members and major additional countries. The electronic version is freely available online:
OECD Factbook 2013

Eurostat regional yearbook 2012

The Eurostat regional yearbook 2012 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the 27 Member States of the European Union, as well as the regions of EFTA and candidate countries. Each chapter presents statistical information in maps, figures and tables, accompanied by a description of the main findings, data sources and policy context.

The Statistical Atlas is an interactive map viewer for statistical and topographical maps.