Frequently Asked Questions
The World Bank Group makes data available using a combination of licenses based on the Access to Information policy. As much as possible, we distribute data according to open data standards and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 4.0). Many datasets are also available under other licenses. For more details, check the License page.
No. Depending on the agreement with the data providers, some datasets may have restricted access.
Data catalog provides a single point of access to all publicly available data through World Bank sites. Microdata Library lists all survey data and administrative records, Data Bank provides access to time series data.