From a World Bank Data Blog Post:
@ith over 1 million downloads last year, WDI is the most widely used dataset in our Open Data Catalog and it provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. You can download or query the database, read the publication and access the statistical tables.
update the WDI database quarterly and make historical versions available, this annual release of a new edition is an opportunity to review the trends we’re seeing in global development and discuss updates we’ve made to our data and methods.
Producing WDI is only possible with the help of over 50 international organizations, more than 200 national statistical offices and the experts in the country offices, Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solution Areas of the World Bank.
But we have a global challenge:
We encourage you to review the complete blog post for info about some changes made in the 2016 edition.
Direct Links to World Data Indicator Resources
- Income, Regional and Highlight Maps (PDF and AI format)
- WDI 2016 brochure (PDF)
- Download Report by Section (PDF)
- WDI: Sustainable Development Goals Dashboards – coming soon