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World Bank World Development Indicators, 1960-2016

Title details

SN: 4814
Title: World Bank World Development Indicators, 1960-2016
Alternative title: WDI
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/wb/wdi/2013-05-07
Depositor: World Bank Group
Principal investigator(s): World Bank Group

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics

Abstract

Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) contain statistical data for over 600 development indicators for over 200 countries and 18 country groups running from 1960 onwards. The extensive collection of development data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in February 2004. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its World Bank WDI holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Earlier World Bank data World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators for 1950 to 1992 are available at the UK Data Archive under GN 33234.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the databases is: World Bank ({YYYY}): World Development Indictors ({date/edition of dataset}). Uk Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g. http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/wb/wdi/2016-12-07}.



Main Topics:
The following topics are covered:
  • people: population and demographics; labour and employment; poverty and income distribution; education; health
  • environment: land use and agricultural production; energy production and use; urbanization; emissions; adjusted savings
  • economy: national accounts (local currency); national accounts (US dollars); derived national accounts; purchasing power parity; trade; government finance; monetary; balance of payments; external debt
  • states and markets: investment climate; business environment; financial depth; tax and trade policies; defense expenditures and arms trade; military expenditures and arms trade; transport, power, and communications; information and technology
  • global links: investment and trade; financial flows; development assistance and aid; migration; travel and tourism

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The data series start in 1960
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
200 countries and 18 country groups: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (People's Republic), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faeroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, People's Democratic Republic of Lao, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), West Bank, Republic of Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Annual. Updated annually
Sampling procedures: Please see the World Bank World Development Indicators user guide for details.
Method of data collection: Please see the World Bank World Development Indicators user guide for details.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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AFGHANISTANAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIONAID
AIR TRANSPORTALBANIAALGERIA
AMERICAN SAMOAANDORRAANGOLA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDAARABLE LANDARGENTINA
ARMENIAARMS TRADEARUBA
AUSTRALIAAUSTRIAAZERBAIJAN
BAHAMASBAHRAINBANGLADESH
BANK RATEBANKSBARBADOS
BELARUSBELGIUMBELIZE
BENINBERMUDABHUTAN
BOLIVIABOSNIA-HERZEGOVINABOTSWANA
BRAZILBROADBANDBRUNEI
BULGARIABURKINA FASOBURUNDI
CAMBODIACAMEROONCANADA
CAPE VERDECAPITAL GAINSCARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
CAYMAN ISLANDSCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICCHAD
CHANNEL ISLANDSCHILD LABOURCHILE
CHINACOLOMBIACOMMUNICATIONS
COMOROSCONGO (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)COSTA RICA
COTE D'IVOIRECREDITCROATIA
CUBACURRENCIESCYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )DEBTSDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
DENMARKDEVELOPMENT AID (INTERNATIONAL)DIARRHOEA
DJIBOUTIDOMINICADOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EAST TIMORECONOMIC INDICATORSECONOMICS
ECUADOREDUCATIONEGYPT
EL SALVADOREMPLOYMENTENERGY
ENROLMENTEQUATORIAL GUINEAERITREA
ESTONIAETHIOPIAEXPENDITURE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTSFAROE ISLANDSFEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
FIJIFINANCEFINANCIAL COMMITMENTS
FINANCIAL COMPENSATIONFINANCIAL MANAGEMENTFINANCIAL POLICY
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFINANCINGFINLAND
FOREIGN INVESTMENTFOREIGN WORKERSFRANCE
FRENCH POLYNESIAGABONGAMBIA
GAZA STRIPGEORGIA (REPUBLIC)GERMANY
GHANAGRANTSGREECE
GREENLANDGRENADAGROSS NATIONAL EXPENDITURE
GROSS NATIONAL INCOMEGROSS NATIONAL PRODUCTGUAM
GUATEMALAGUINEAGUINEA-BISSAU
GUYANAHAITIHEALTH
HIV INFECTIONSHONDURASHONG KONG
HUNGARYICELANDIMMUNIZATION
INCOME DISTRIBUTIONINCOMEINDIA
INDONESIAINFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGYINTEREST (FINANCE)
INTEREST RATESINTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEMINTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNET USEINVESTMENTIRAN
IRAQIRELANDIRRIGATION
ISLE OF MANISRAELITALY
JAMAICAJAPANJORDAN
KAZAKHSTANKENYAKIRIBATI
KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC)KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTANLABOUR FORCELAND USE
LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICLATVIALEBANON
LESOTHOLIBERIALIBYA
LIECHTENSTEINLIFE EXPECTANCYLIQUIDITY
LITERACYLITHUANIALOANS
LUXEMBOURGMACAOMACEDONIA
MADAGASCAR (1977- )MALAWIMALAYSIA (1963- )
MALDIVESMALIMALNUTRITION
MALTAMANUFACTURING INDUSTRIESMARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIAMAURITIUSMAYOTTE
METHANE EMISSIONSMEXICOMILITARY EXPENDITURE
MOBILE PHONESMOLDOVAMONACO
MONGOLIAMOROCCOMOZAMBIQUE
MULTI-NATIONMYANMARNAMIBIA
NEPALNETHERLANDS ANTILLESNETHERLANDS
NEW CALEDONIANEW ZEALANDNICARAGUA
NIGERNIGERIANITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDSNORWAYOMAN
OVERSEAS TRANSACTIONSPAKISTANPALAU
PANAMAPAPUA NEW GUINEAPARAGUAY
PAYMENTSPERUPHILIPPINES
POLANDPOLLUTIONPOPULATION
PORTUGALPOVERTYPROFITS
PUBLIC DEBTPUERTO RICOQATAR
REFUGEESREPUBLIC OF THE CONGOROADS
ROMANIARUSSIARWANDA
SAINT KITTS AND NEVISSAINT LUCIASAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
SAMOA (1997- )SAN MARINOSANITATION
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPESAUDI ARABIASAVINGS
SENEGALSERBIA AND MONTENEGROSEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONESINGAPORESLOVAKIA (1993- )
SLOVENIASOLOMON ISLANDSSOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICASPAINSRI LANKA
SUDANSURINAMESWAZILAND
SWEDENSWITZERLANDSYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
TAJIKISTANTANZANIATAXATION
TELECOMMUNICATIONSTHAILANDTOGO
TONGATOURISMTRADE
TRADE-MARKSTRANSPORTTRAVEL
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOTUBERCULOSISTUNISIA
TURKEYTURKMENISTANUGANDA
UKRAINEUNEMPLOYMENTUNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOMURBANIZATIONURUGUAY
USAUZBEKISTANVANUATU
VEHICLESVENEZUELAVIET NAM
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)WATER POLLUTIONWATER RESOURCES
WEST BANKYEMENZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 February 2004
Latest edition: 21 September 2017 (27th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright World Bank Group
Please note: As a result of the World Bank's Open Data initiative the World Bank datasets hosted by the UK Data Service are freely available to all. Please refer to the Terms of Use for Datasets in The World Bank's Data Catalog.
Availability: UK Data Service
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