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World Development Indicators (World Bank)


Data description

WDIWorld Development Indicators, compiled by the World Bank and international partners, is a database of global economic conditions comprising six categories: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Linkages. There are over 900 variables for 208 economies from 1960 to the present.

World Development Indicators provides measures of social progress, quality of life, economic development, physical infrastructure, environment and government performance.

The World Bank Data Catalogue provides access to related statistical series including; International Debt Statistics, Millennium Development Indicators, the Doing Business database, Education Statistics and Gender Statistics.

Other World Bank research resources are introduced on this EUI Library page.


Time period

World Development Indicators coverage: 1960-2019.

Support links


How to access data

World Development Indicators can be accessed via the World Bank Data portal.

The World Bank Central Microdata Catalogue provides access to household level data and reports on economic and social issues.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 07 May 2020