The World Development Indicators database has been updated. This is a regular quarterly update to 1,600 indicators and includes both new indicators and updates to existing indicators.
This release features updates for national accounts, balance of payments, demography, health, labor market, poverty and shared prosperity, remittances, and tourism series. New estimates are also available for electricity-related indicators from the Global Tracking Framework, adjusted net savings, law and regulation towards gender equality from Women, Business and the Law, ownership of financial accounts from the Global Findex, mobile and internet, and education series.
New indicators include those for health expenditures, value added per worker by sector, sex-disaggregated indicators on the completeness of birth registration, export/import unit value index, population exposed to PM2.5 pollution by interim target level and net ODA provided. For the latest list of additions, deletions, and changes in codes, descriptions, definitions, see here.
To accompany the data, a new online edition of World Development Indicators featuring stories, documentation and discovery tools will be available in May 2018.
Data can be accessed via various means including:
– The World Bank’s main multi-lingual and mobile-friendly data website, http://data.worldbank.org
– The DataBank query tool: http://databank.worldbank.org which includes archived versions of WDI.
– Bulk download in XLS and CSV formats and directly from the API