WDI Database Archives

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BETA. The WDI Database Archives (WDI-DA) contains previous versions of the World Development Indicators database. Data are drawn from all available electronic releases going back to 1989. Metadata for this initial beta release, however, are only available from the latest WDI database. Users should exercise caution when comparing data from different versions, as the same codes have been used to reference series from different base years or different valuations of a country’s local currency. For example, the series code for constant US dollar GDP (NY.GDP.MKTP.KD), which is currently based in 2010, has been used in previous editions when the base year was 1987, 1995, 2000, and 2005. We will be working to improve the usability of the archives by harmonizing codes and names to the extent possible and adding additional metadata.

Type: 
Time Series
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Agriculture and Food Security
Climate Change
Economic Growth
Education
Energy and Extractives
Environment and Natural Resources
Financial Sector Development
Fragility, Conflict and Violence
Gender
Health, Nutrition and Population
Information and Communication Technologies
Jobs
Macroeconomic and Structural Policies
Macroeconomic Vulnerability and Debt
Poverty
Private Sector Development
Public Sector Management
Public-Private Partnerships
Social Development
Social Protection and Labor
Trade
Transport
Urban Development
Water
Granularity: 
Geographical Coverage: 
World
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Periodicity: 
Annual
Temporal Coverage: 
1950 - 2018
Release Date: 
February 12, 2015

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
December 4, 2019

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Indicators API

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
57
Access Options:
Query Tool
Source Type: 
Time Periods: 
June, 2017

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BETA. The WDI Database Archives (WDI-DA) contains previous versions of the World Development Indicators database. Data are drawn from all available electronic releases going back to 1989. Metadata for this initial beta release, however, are only available from the latest WDI database. Users should exercise caution when comparing data from different versions, as the same codes have been used to reference series from different base years or different valuations of a country’s local currency. For example, the series code for constant US dollar GDP (NY.GDP.MKTP.KD), which is currently based in 2010, has been used in previous editions when the base year was 1987, 1995, 2000, and 2005. We will be working to improve the usability of the archives by harmonizing codes and names to the extent possible and adding additional metadata.

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Modified Date
2019-12-20
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
a6eedc91-36b8-45fe-a878-14fdc930493f
Temporal Coverage

1950 - 2018

License
License Not Specified
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Time Periods: 
June, 2017
Terms of Use: 
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 1950
End Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018
DEC
Release Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
External Contact Email: 
Granularity: 
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
57
Modified date: 
18234
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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