World Bank World Development Indicators

The World Development Indicators is the World Bank's premier compilation of international statistics on global development.

Coverage

The World Development Indicators database contains over 300,000 annual time series beginning as early as 1960. Currently there are over 1,600 indicators for more than 250 countries and country groups.

Release

EconData updates the database when it is released by the World Bank which is usually every few months.

Layout

In dXtime format the World Development Indicators database is set out by country, with each having the data grouped into ten categories: National Accounts, PPP, Exchange Rates and Prices; Balance of Payments and International Trade; External Debt; Finance; Agriculture, Energy, Communications, Technology and Transport; Population and Labor; Social Protection, Income Distribution and Gender; Health and Education; Environment; and Governance.