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World Development Indicators Database: How to Search It

Instructions for searching the World Development Indicators database

About World Development Indicators (WDI)

World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources. WDI contains detailed demographic and statistical data on over 1200 topics/series for close to 250 countries and country groups/regions from 1960 to the present, where data are available.  The amount of data varies greatly from country to country, and may not be available for all years.  The World Development Indicators database has a  lag between the present year and the most recent data reported in the dataset; for example, the latest year for most series in the 2013 update of WDI is 2011.  


WDI is just one of several databases that are accessed through an analysis tool called DataBank.

Topics Covered

Agriculture & Rural Development
Aid Effectiveness
Climate Change
Economic Policy & External Debt
Energy & Mining
Financial Sector
Gender, Health
Labor & Social Protection
Private Sector
Public Sector
Science & Technology
Social Development
Urban Development

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