Would you like the world at your fingertips?

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If you’re lucky enough to have an iPad, you can download The World in Figures app from The Economist – for free, thanks to Grant Thornton.

The World in Figures app contains a wealth of economic, socio-demographic, cultural and environmental statistics from over 190 countries. Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of the app is an early demonstration of the brand promise “An instinct for growth” in action. It shows our interest in identifying growth opportunities (in this case on a macro-economic scale) wherever they exist and supports our brand promise to help clients and our people unlock their potential for growth.


The app includes country scores and rankings on more than 200 topics from foreign debt, life expectancy and natural resources, to business competitiveness, innovation and Facebook usage. Alongside detailed statistical profiles of the world’s major economies, it also allows users to compare how different countries rank by topic and includes trivia from all over the world.

  • View and compare world statistics on topics that range from transport to tourism and commodities to cinema
  • Access important socioeconomic data from anywhere
  • Let your mind wander with trivia about innovation, debt and divorce rates
  • Share fun facts on Twitter and Facebook

Users can rank all the indicators and create maps and graphs, compare different countries and browse through lots of fascinating trivia.

You can download the app from the App Store. Please note that the app is best downloaded by using Wi-Fi or through your iTunes.

Good news for iPhone owners – The World in Figures app will be coming to you soon!

Tom Sorensen

Tom Sorensen is an executive search veteran with over 25 years of experience recruiting in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has worked in executive search in Thailand since 2003 and is recognized as one of the country’s top recruiters and most profiled headhunters.