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World Development Report 2012 for iPad


FREE, for iPad TM. Download here.

Winner of the 2012 Digital Book World Publishing Innovation Award in the Best App Reference/Academic category!

The Publishing Innovation Awards (PIAs) highlight excellent publishers, encourage new thinking, and improve the reading experience in the digital age. Each year the PIAs honor the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in several categories. They are widely considered equivalent to the "Oscars" for the nascent digital publishing industry. We are proud to have been awarded with this illustrious honor for the WDR 2012 app. Download the FREE WDR 2012 app to find out why!

WDR 2012 App for iPad makes this key World Bank flagship on gender equality and
development accessible and mobile.

Key Features:

  • Access content from the WDR 2012 in multiple ways
  • Browse by key message
  • Browse and search report content by topic, region, keyword, etc…
  • Access the report overview and key messages document, both available in 7 languages
  • Share and save features
  • View highlighted tabular data from the WDR 2012

The App lets users easily find the analysis and policy recommendations of most interest throughout the report by key message, region, topic, or several dozen key words such as suffrage, household decision making, credit, and domestic violence. It also contains a complete PDF of the WDR for those who want to navigate by chapter.

With sharing and saving features as well as a special section on the tabular data from the WDR, the WDR 2012 App for iPad enables development professionals, journalists, students, CSOs, researchers, and anyone interested in the state of women and girls around the world to get the most out of this year's WDR.

Click here for a quick video walk-through


Interested in jobs in the global economy? Download the latest WDR 2013 app for iPad, built on the same platform as the Publishing Innovation Award-winning WDR 2012 app!


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