World Development Indicators

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World Development Indicators is a complete and authoritative collection of statistics on countries, regions, and economic groupings of the world, as collected and presented by the World Bank. Data series include extensive economic, demographic, social, environmental, educational, and cultural indicators.


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Dates covered

1960 to present.

Updating frequency



Data is sourced from national statistical organizations, World Bank data collection, and other authoritative sources of information.

Type of coverage

Flexible interface allows choice of countries, data items, and years of coverage. Data can be output as Excel or text files, or graphed online.

Print counterpart or
related resources

World Development Repor
Alexander DOCREF HC59.7.W659; Camden, Dana REF HC59.7.W659
World Development Indicators
Alexander DOCREF HC59.15.W656; Camden REF HC59.15.W656

Producer/content provider

World Bank

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

World Bank