World Bank World Development Indicators Online Database

World Development Indicators (WDI) Online is the premier Open Access data source on the global economy. It contains statistical data for 854 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups.

Subject Strengths

World Development Indicators Online contains statistical data for over 850 development indicators. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental 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