World Bank Global Development Finance database

Global Development Finance (GDF) Online offers external debt and financial flow data for over 129 countries that report public and publicly guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System. Time series includes over 200 indicators from 1970 through 2017. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections.

Subject Strengths

Global Development Finance Online includes over 200 indicators: For a complete list of indicators visit the World Bank website.

Service Strengths

  • Full indexed databases, cross-searchable
  • Advanced search features
  • Small file sizes to facilitate downloading
  • Easy navigation through regional collections
  • Metadata provided in Excel so each title can be listed in online library catalogues
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics
  • Mapping function available
  • Different language interfaces including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese