Collections are groups of data originating from the World Bank and other international, regional and national organizations.

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

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

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

Open data and analytics for a sustainable energy future.

Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions

This collection features datasets to support building policies, institutions and investments for inclusive and sustainable growth.

LinkedIn Data for Development

The LinkedIn-World Bank partnership offers data to help governments and researchers understand rapidly evolving labor markets with detailed and dynamic data. It allows leaders to benchmark and compare labor markets across the world; analyze skills, occupations, migration, and industries; and leverage real-time data to make policy changes.Visualizations for many of these data are available at

Merchandise Trade Data

Collection of merchandise trade data available to World Bank staff.

Policy Research Working Papers

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

Risk Data Library

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

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

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

World Bank Transport Data

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

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

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.