January 25, 2022

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Launches the Global Debt Database (GDD)

From the IMF:

The Global Debt Database (GDD)global-debt-database is the result of a multiyear investigative process that started with the October 2016 Fiscal Monitor. The dataset comprises total gross debt of the (private and public) nonfinancial sector for an unbalanced panel of 190 advanced economies, emerging market economies and low-income countries, dating back to 1950.

Direct to Global Debt Database (Online Version via IMF Data Mapper)

About the Database

Working Paper: “Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources”
52 pages; PDF. Includes all data sources used in developing database. 

Data Set

Global Debt Database Data Files

See Also: Other IMF Data Resources

Media Coverage

IMF to Launch Global Public and Private Borrowing Database (via The Guardian)

With global debt currently at a record high, the International Monetary Fund is launching a database of public and private borrowing across 190 countries – virtually the entire world – dating back to the 1950s.

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