The World Development Indicators is a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. The database contains 1,600 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.
The feature stories highlight key development data issues. The WDI helps data users find information related to all aspects of development, both historical and current, and to follow trends and monitor progress towards a myriad of goals and targets. The database is compiled from officially-recognized sources and includes national, regional, and global estimates.