by Jesse Griffiths
I’m in the middle of updating Eurodad’s summary of financial inflows and outflows to developing countries – watch this space – but thought I’d share some really interesting graphs.
Here’s the first, which I put together from the World Bank’s online database. It shows “Gross capital formation” - which used to have the more straightforward title of “Gross domestic investment” - as a share of GDP. It shows just how successful developing countries have become in mobilising resources for investment, even despite the global economic crisis. Impressive stuff, isn’t it?
Gross capital formation by income group (% GDP)
This measure is a mix of many different things. It includes private and public investment,which could be funded by earnings or borrowing. ...