World Development Indicators

Resource Type: 

The World Bank’s annual compendium of economic, social, environmental, business, and technology indicators. A statistical database, World Development Indicators (WDI)   provides direct access to more than 600 development  indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2004, where data are available.

Find a list of countries and indicators on the website. For help using the database, click on the ? once you are connected.

Access to the full text of the printed book is available here.


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Update Frequency: 
Twice a year in April and September.