World Rankings

In order for the countries to perform sustainable development over times in all spheres of people's lives without imbalances adequate long-term strategic plans for the future are necessary to be elaborated.

Development strategies will be of true benefit only in case if they are based on robust and reliable statistical tools, allowing to conduct comparative analysis of country's performance in all key fields of human being and over time.

Economic & Population Growth After Christ

The question of ancient and pre-modern economic growth is of high interest among many researchers.

Angus Maddison, emeritus professor at the University of Groningen, made important contribution to this research field by providing the most comprehensive and distant (back to 1 AD) estimates of economic and population growth. Maddison spent fifty years to complete these estimates, and, as a result, it was created unique database containing time series for GDP, GDP per capita and population for the period 1-2008 AD covering 163 countries as well as the book "Contours of the World Economy, 1–2030 AD: Essays in Macro-Economic History" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007) on its basis.

Networked Readiness Index

The Networked Readiness Index (NRI), developed by the World Economic Forum in the frame of Global Information Technology Report, which is considered as the most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of its kind, depicts the current stage of progress made in the world towards leveraging ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to boost productivity, economic growth, employment creation and, as a result, increasing the returns.

Sharing your content is now a bit easier

We have made some changes in how content is shared in Knoema and have taken this entire process to a completely new level. Quick sharing makes working in Knoema easier, better, and faster. And we bet you'll be surprised to learn about new features.

1. Share content straight from Dataset Viewer

If you want to share, let's say, an intermediate result of your content from Dataset Viewer it's not even necessary to save the work that has been done. When you generate a link using social bar on the left, a draft with the exact data selection gets saved as a snapshot captured at the moment of creation. For example, take a look here.


One of the Millennium Development Goals is to ensure environmental sustainability (Goal 7) which includes, among others, target to "halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation" (Target 7.C).

Concerning access to safe drinking water, it actual value is 1% over the target value as of 2011. Specifically, 89% of the world's population is served with improved water representing the increase by 37% since 2000.

Find data faster and easier with our improved search

Providing an ultimate data discovery tool for our users remains one of our primary objectives. We believe that Knoema can be a #1 destination for data and data-driven content on the Web.

We have collected more than 150M time series on various topics in a single place and provide a very convenient search engine on the top of a huge data repository.

And below you can find what kind of improvements we have added lately to our search to make your data discovery easier and faster.

Global Firepower

Power Index, assessed by the Global Firepower (GFP) for 106 world countries, allows for broad comparative cross-country analysis of relative military strengths.

The overall score (where 0 represents the perfect value, which is actually unachievable) is calculated on the basis of 43 indicators aggregated into 8 pillars of war-making capabilities (except nuclear potential), namely: man power, land systems, air power, naval power, resources (petroleum) as well as logistical, financial and geographic factors. Indicators used in the calculation of the resulting index are taken from the official sources if publicly available or estimated otherwise.

Air Traffic Between Airports of Germany and Their Partner Airports

Dashboard presents detailed data on air transport by reporting country (namely, Germany) and routes which includes: passengers on board (arrivals, departures and total), passengers carried (arrivals, departures and total), passenger commercial air flights (arrival, departures and total) and seats available (arrival, departures and total).

The data is presented at monthly, quarterly and annual level.

Waste Treatment in Europe

In average, each European citizen generates 492 kilograms of waste per year as 2012 Eurostat data on municipal waste shows. Cross-country comparison reveals that Switzerland is the country with the biggest amount of municipal waste generated per capita (694 kg) followed by Denmark (668 kg), Cyprus (663 kg) and Luxembourg (662 kg).

However, mentioned countries treat all the waste they generate, while in EU-28 as a whole 12 kilograms of waste per capita remains untreated. Herewith, landfilling still remains the major method of treatment in the EU accounting for 34% of total waste treated even in spite of sustainable growth of share of recycled and composted waste from 18% in 1995 to 42% in 2012.