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&i;The World Guide&o; is a South-North collaborative effort between the Third World Institute in Uruguay and the New Internationalist. With a clear, country-by-country format, it is the most accessible work of reference for development studies, comparative studies, travel research and fact-checking.
The key features include: up-to-date information plus a complete history for every country of the world, including Montenegro, Palestine, Somaliland, West Papua and Western Sahara; clear, easy-to-use two-color layout; In Focus box showing at-a-glance information on each country's human rights, indigenous peoples, health, education and environment; 25 new reports on topical global issues such as green economics, energy scenarios, the gender gap, Latin American politics and security; the World in Figures - a comprehensive section of data and statistics on child health, literacy, maternal mortality, land use, public expenditure and other issues; and, tables of factual information on key issues such as debt, communications, corruption and trade, plus a unique guide to Sexual Minorities and the Law.