World Development Indicators

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates

Acronym: 
WDI
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Agriculture and Food Security
Climate Change
Economic Growth
Education
Energy and Extractives
Environment and Natural Resources
Financial Sector Development
Gender
Health, Nutrition and Population
Macroeconomic Vulnerability and Debt
Poverty
Private Sector Development
Public Sector Management
Social Development
Social Protection and Labor
Trade
Urban Development
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Arabic
Chinese
French
Spanish
Number of Economies: 
217
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
American Samoa
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia, FYR
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Cayman Islands
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Djibouti
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen, Rep.
Bermuda
Canada
United States
South Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
External Contact Email: 
Data@worldbank.org
Access Options:
Query Tool, API Documentation, Download
Temporal Coverage: 
1960 - 2017

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Quarterly
Release Date: 
June 11, 2010

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
September 21, 2018
EXCEL

Revision history

This spreadsheet documents additions, deletions, and changes to the identifier (CETS) codes used in the WDI.
Resource Type: Documentation Format: EXCEL
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World Development Indicators
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Other

Globally, Over 1 Billion People Lack Access to Electricity

Description: People without access to electricity (millions) in 2014 Blog: Chart: Globally, Over 1 Billion People Lack Access to Electricity Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-globally-over-1-billion-people-lack-access-electricity
Date of Creation: June 27,2017
Other

Globally, The Number of People Without Access to Electricity is Falling

Description: People without access to electricity (millions) in 2014 Blog: Chart: Globally, The Number of People Without Access to Electricity is Falling Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-globally-number-people-without-access-electricity-falling
Date of Creation: June 27,2017
Other

Savings and Adjustment due to Resource Depletion

Description: % GNI, 2001-15 average Blog: Financing Economic Growth in LDCs: A Tale of National Savings and Natural Resources Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/financing-economic-growth-ldcs-tale-national-savings-and-natural-resources
Date of Creation: April 23,2017
Other

Global CO2 Emissions Rose 60% between 1990 and 2013

Description: Billions of metric tonnes of CO2 Blog: Chart: Global CO2 Emissions Rose 60% between 1990 and 2013 Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-global-co2-emissions-rose-60-between-1990-and-2013
Date of Creation: April 13,2017
Other

Access to Improved Water Sources is Lowest in Africa

Description: Percentage of population with access to an improved water source (2015) Blog: Chart: Access to Improved Water Sources is Lowest in Africa Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-access-improved-water-sources-lowest-africa
Date of Creation: April 13,2017
Other

Over 1 Billion People Had No Access to Electricity in 2014

Description: Percentage of population with access to electricity (2014) Blog: Chart: Over 1 Billion People Had No Access to Electricity in 2014 Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-over-1-billion-people-had-no-access-electricity-2014
Date of Creation: April 02,2017
Other

Globally, 70% of Freshwater is Used for Agriculture

Description: Share of freshwater withdrawals by sector (%) in 2014 Blog: Chart: Globally, 70% of Freshwater is Used for Agriculture Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-globally-70-freshwater-used-agriculture
Date of Creation: March 20,2017
Other

Where Have Forests Been Lost and Gained?

Description: Change in forest area 1990 - 2015 (square kilometers) Blog: Chart: Where Have Forests Been Lost and Gained? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-where-have-forests-been-lost-and-gained
Date of Creation: April 12,2017
Other

Marine Catches Have Stagnated While Fish Farming has Grown

Description: Worldwide production (millions of metric tons) Blog: Chart: Marine Catches Have Stagnated While Fish Farming has Grown Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-marine-catches-have-stagnated-while-fish-farming-has-grown
Date of Creation: February 12,2017
Other

Where Are Mammal Species Threatened?

Description: Number of mammal species classified as threatened by country Blog: Chart: Where Are Mammal Species Threatened? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-where-are-mammal-species-threatened
Date of Creation: March 02,2017
Other

Latin America Has the World's Highest Homicide Rates

Description: Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people, circa 2014) Blog: Chart: Latin America Has the World's Highest Homicide Rates Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-latin-america-has-worlds-highest-homicide-rates
Date of Creation: February 06,2017
Other

What Share of Health Costs are Paid Out-of-Pocket?

Description: Out-of-pocket health expenditure (% of total expenditure on health in 2014) Blog: Chart: What Share of Health Costs are Paid Out of Pocket? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-what-share-health-costs-are-paid-out-pocket
Date of Creation: December 08,2016
Other

What are the Average Number of Students per Teacher?

Description: Pupil-teacher ratios in primary and secondary education (2013) Blog: Chart: What are the Average Number of Students per Teacher? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-what-are-average-number-students-teacher
Date of Creation: November 30,2016
Other

2.4 Billion People Live Without Access to Toilets

Description: Estimated number of people living without access to improved sanitation facilities in 2015 Blog: Chart: 2.4 Billion People Live Without Access to Toilets Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-24-billion-people-live-without-access-toilets
Date of Creation: November 17,2016
Other

Over Half the World Lives in Cities

Description: Percentage of world population living in urban and rural areas Blog: Chart: Over Half the World Lives in Cities Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-over-half-world-lives-cities
Date of Creation: October 12,2016
Other

Girls Closing the Education Gap in IDA Countries

Description: Primary school completion rates in IDA countries (% of age group) Blog: Chart: Girls Closing The Education Gap in IDA Countries Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-girls-closing-education-gap-ida-countries
Date of Creation: August 18,2016
Other

Low-income countries have high labor force participation rates

Description: Labor force participation rate, 2014 (% of total population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate) Blog: Going from more to better jobs Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/going-more-better-jobs
Date of Creation: August 08,2016
Other

Where Are the World's Youth Unemployed?

Description: Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24) (modeled ILO estimate, 2014) Blog: Chart: Where are the World's Youth Unemployed? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-where-are-worlds-youth-unemployed
Date of Creation: August 23,2016
Other

Carbon Emissions 60% Higher per Person Than in 1960

Description: Worldwide CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) Blog: Chart: Carbon Emissions 60% Higher per Person Than in 1960 Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-carbon-emissions-60-higher-person-1960
Date of Creation: July 28,2016
Other

Protected Land Has Nearly Doubled Since 1990

Description: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area) Blog: Chart: Protected Land Area Has Nearly Doubled Since 1990 Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-protected-land-area-has-nearly-doubled-1990
Date of Creation: July 17,2016
Other

Latin America and the Caribbean have high homicide rates.

Description: Intentional Homicide Rate (per 100,000 people, most recent year) Blog: Obstacles to development: what data are available on fragility, conflict and violence? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/obstacles-development-what-data-are-available-fragility-conflict-and-violence
Date of Creation: July 11,2016
Other

The share of the population living in extreme poverty fell between 1990 and 2012

Description: Share of population living on less than 2011 PPP $1.90 a day (%) Blog: What does it mean to “eradicate extreme poverty” and “halve national poverty” by 2030? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/what-does-it-mean-eradicate-extreme-poverty-and-halve-national-poverty-2030
Date of Creation: April 13,2016
Other

25 Years of Progress across IDA Countries

Description: Rates in IDA countries for: access to improved water and sanitation, primary school completion, childhood measles vaccines, and mobile phone subscriptions Blog: Chart: 25 Years of Progress Across IDA Countries Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart5-years-progress-across-ida-countries
Date of Creation: June 20,2016
Other

A third of people in low-income countries struggle to access clean water.

Description: Share of population with access to an improved source of drinking water (%) Blog: SDG 6 on water and sanitation is essential for sustainable development Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/sdg-6-water-and-sanitation-essential-sustainable-development
Date of Creation: May 22,2016
Other

Rural dwellers in Sub-Saharan Africa have lowest access to clean water

Description: Share of population with access to an improved source of water, 2015 (%) Blog: SDG 6 on water and sanitation is essential for sustainable development Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/sdg-6-water-and-sanitation-essential-sustainable-development
Date of Creation: May 22,2016
Other

Many sectors can be affected by inadequate sanitation

Description: Percent of GDP lost by sectors through inadequate sanitation Blog: SDG 6 on water and sanitation is essential for sustainable development Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/sdg-6-water-and-sanitation-essential-sustainable-development
Date of Creation: May 22,2016
Other

Open defecation is prevalent in rural South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Description: Share of population practicing open defecation, 2015 (%) Blog: SDG 6 on water and sanitation is essential for sustainable development Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/sdg-6-water-and-sanitation-essential-sustainable-development
Date of Creation: May 22,2016
Other

Many urban dwellers in Sub-Saharan Africa live in slum conditions

Description: Share of urban population living in slums (%) Blog: A tale of many cities: monitoring the world's urban transformation Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/tale-many-cities-monitoring-worlds-urban-transformation
Date of Creation: May 08,2016
Other

Outdoor air pollution is increasing in East Asia & Pacific and South Asia

Description: Mean annual concentration of particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter (micrograms per cubic meter) Blog: A tale of many cities: monitoring the world's urban transformation Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/tale-many-cities-monitoring-worlds-urban-transformation
Date of Creation: May 08,2016
Other

Threatened species are found throughout the world

Description: Number of threatened species, 2015 Blog: Protecting life on land to protect the poor Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/protecting-life-land-protect-poor
Date of Creation: May 03,2016
Other

Aquaculture production now exceeds capture fisheries

Description: Production (millions of metric tons) Blog: Troubled waters: ensuring sustainable fishing and healthy oceans Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/troubled-waters-ensuring-sustainable-fishing-and-healthy-oceans
Date of Creation: May 09,2016
Other

Marine protected areas increased between 1990 and 2014

Description: Marine protected areas (% of territorial waters) Blog: Troubled waters: ensuring sustainable fishing and healthy oceans Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/troubled-waters-ensuring-sustainable-fishing-and-healthy-oceans
Date of Creation: May 04,2016
Other

More people have access to electricity than ever before

Description: Access to electricity (% of population) Blog: Sustainable development and the demand for energy Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/sustainable-development-and-demand-energy
Date of Creation: May 03,2016
Other

Over 8 in 10 Children Have Had Measles Shots

Description: Measles immunization rates (% of children ages 12-23 months, in 2014) Blog: Chart: Globally, Over 8 in 10 Children Have Measles Immunizations Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-globally-over-80-children-have-measles-immunizations
Date of Creation: April 24,2016
Other

Maternal mortality ratio falling across all regions

Description: Deaths per 100,000 live births Blog: Are people living longer, healthier lives? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/are-people-living-longer-healthier-lives
Date of Creation: April 03,2016
Other

Under-five mortality rate declining worldwide

Description: (Deaths of children under five per 1,000 live births) Blog: Are people living longer, healthier lives? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/are-people-living-longer-healthier-lives
Date of Creation: April 03,2016
Other

The global incidence of tuberculosis is slowly falling

Description: Incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people) Blog: Are people living longer, healthier lives? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/are-people-living-longer-healthier-lives
Date of Creation: April 04,2016
Other

Countries Where Over 80% of Electricity Is Renewable

Description: Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output) in 2011 or 2012 Blog: Chart: Countries Where over 80% of Electricity is Renewable Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-countries-where-over-80-electricity-renewable
Date of Creation: April 17,2016
Other

Girls Lag Boys in School Completion

Description: School completion rates in low-income countries (% of age group) Blog: Chart: In low-income countries, girls continue to lag boys in school completion Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/chart-low-income-countries-girls-continue-lag-boys-school-completion
Date of Creation: April 10,2016
Other

We've Lost 1.3 Million Square Kilometers of Forests

Description: World forest area (millons of square kilometers) Blog: Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/five-forest-figures-international-day-forests
Date of Creation: March 17,2016
Other

Which Regions Lost or Gained Forests?

Description: Change in forest area 1990 vs. 2015 Blog: Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/five-forest-figures-international-day-forests
Date of Creation: March 19,2016
Other

These 10 Countries Hold 2/3 of the World's Forests

Description: Largest forest areas by country in 2015 (millions of square kilometers) Blog: Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/five-forest-figures-international-day-forests
Date of Creation: March 19,2016
Other

More Land Has Become Nationally Protected

Description: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area) 1990 vs 2012 Blog: Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/five-forest-figures-international-day-forests
Date of Creation: March 18,2016
Other

Worldwide, Fewer Women Participate in the Labor Force

Description: Labor force participation rates (% of population ages 15-64. Modeled ILO estimate, 2014) Blog: What exactly does “fewer women participate in the labor force” mean? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/what-exactly-does-fewer-women-participate-labor-force-mean
Date of Creation: March 02,2016
Other

GDP Growth

Description: (% annual) Blog: What are trade blocs and how do two of Latin America’s largest compare? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/what-are-trade-blocs-and-how-do-two-latin-america-s-largest-compare
Date of Creation: July 27,2015
Other

Growth in exports of goods and services

Description: (% annual) Blog: What are trade blocs and how do two of Latin America’s largest compare? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/what-are-trade-blocs-and-how-do-two-latin-america-s-largest-compare
Date of Creation: July 27,2015
Other

Growth in imports of goods and services

Description: (% annual) Blog: What are trade blocs and how do two of Latin America’s largest compare? Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/what-are-trade-blocs-and-how-do-two-latin-america-s-largest-compare
Date of Creation: July 27,2015
World Development Indicators, The World Bank

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates

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FieldValue
Modified Date
2018-10-10
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64001
License
License Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
1960 - 2017
Rating: 
4.666665
Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
Acronym: 
WDI
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
217
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Update Schedule: 
April, July, September, December
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1960
End Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
DEC
Programatic Region: 
Release Date: 
Friday, June 11, 2010
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018
External Contact Email: 
Data@worldbank.org
Granularity: 
Citation Text: 
World Development Indicators, The World Bank
Hints: 
wdi,world development indicators
Modified date: 
17794
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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