World Development Indicators

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World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.[1] This statistical reference includes over 800 indicators covering more than 150 economies. The annual publication is released in April of each year. The online database is updated three times a year.

Accessing the data[edit]

The World Bank’s Open Data site provides access to the WDI database free of charge to all users. A selection of WDI data is featured at Users can browse the data by Country, Indicators, Topics, and Data Catalog. WDI is the first source listed in the catalog and can be accessed directly via Data Bank.

The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) provides the macro-economic datasets free of charge for registered members of UK higher and further education institutions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World bank, data and statistics website, retrieved March 6, 2011

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