World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of cross-country comparable data on development.

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 1,400 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.

Data Themes

Access Data

Open Data & DataBank

Access and query the World Development Indicators database through the Open Data site and DataBank. You can create visualizations, download data, and generate maps.

Bulk Downloads

Download bulk Excel and CSV file versions of the World Development Indicators database, including metadata. The files are revised whenever the WDI is updated.

API Documentation

The World Bank indicators API allows users to programmatically access all the WDI indicators and query the data in several ways, using parameters to specify the request.

Featured Stories

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.