Collections are groups of data originating from the World Bank and other international, regional and national organizations.
BOOST - Public Expenditure Database

BOOST - Public Expenditure Database

The BOOST initiative is a Bank-wide collaborative effort launched in 2010 to facilitate access to budget data and promote effective use for improved decision-making processes, transparency and accountability.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Datasets

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Datasets

This collection contains datasets that may be useful for analysis, response or modelling for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development

A collection of datasets produced through partnership between the World Bank and the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) initiative.

Energy Data Info

Energy Data Info

Open data and analytics for a sustainable energy future.

Geospatial Datasets

Geospatial Datasets

A collection of datasets that contain geospatial data. These datasets have one or more resources in a geospatial data format.

Merchandise Trade Data

Merchandise Trade Data

Collection of merchandise trade data available to World Bank staff.

Policy Research Working Papers

Policy Research Working Papers

This collection includes datasets associated with research organized under the Bank, Policy Research Working Papers.

Risk Data Library

Risk Data Library

This collection contains data on disaster and climate risk assessments curated by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

SARCE Spatial Database

SARCE Spatial Database

This spatial database, a product of the South Asia Region Chief Economist's (SARCE) Office, presents data collected from official sources and harmonized into different spatial levels. Data includes economic and environmental data across 12 topic areas, and includes data from four countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal) for both 2001 and 2011.

Ukraine datasets

Ukraine datasets

A collection of relevant datasets to support operations in Ukraine.

World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) Database

World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) Database

Catalogue lists all the data produced under the partnership contracts between the World Bank Group and the European Space Agency

World Bank Digital Development Data

World Bank Digital Development Data

A collection of datasets to help achieve universal access to reliable and fast internet services for all.

World Bank Transport Data

World Bank Transport Data

A collection of datasets to help achieve sustainable mobility for all.

World Bank Water Data

World Bank Water Data

From Data to a Water-Secure World for All. World Bank Water Data surrounding the three pillars of Sustain Water Resources, Deliver Services and Build Resilience.

World Development Report 2021

World Development Report 2021

The World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to open back doors that can harm individuals, businesses, and societies. To address this tension between the helpful and harmful potential of data, this Report calls for a new social contract that enables the use and reuse of data to create economic and social value, ensures equitable access to that value, and fosters trust that data will not be misused in harmful ways. The data used in the WDR2021 are curated as a collection here.

World Development Report 2022

World Development Report 2022

The World Development Report 2022: Finance for an Equitable Recovery examines the central role of finance in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it looks into the consequences of the crisis most likely to affect emerging economies and proposes a set of policies to mitigate the interconnected financial risks stemming from the pandemic and to steer economies toward a sustainable and equitable recovery. The data used in the WDR2022 are curated as a collection here.

World Settlement Footprint

World Settlement Footprint

The World Settlement Footprint Collection includes country datasets describing the evolution of the built-area across the globe at a ~30m resolution.