The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been updated. This update features:

  • Release of new external debt data from the International Debt Statistics database (http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/international-debt-statistics);
  • Updated energy and poverty series;
  • Revised national accounts, PPP, balance of payments, monetary and government finance indicators, and education and labor statistics;
  • Doing Business indicators, including new figures for 2013, covering 189 countries;
  • New HIV/AIDS data, including 2012 estimates.

The full database contains 1,300 indicators and can be accessed from the DataBank system - select the World Development Indicators database and continue to select countries, indicators, and years to build your report. The complete WDI data can also be downloaded from http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators.  For more information, see data.worldbank.org/about/data-updates-errata, or contact the Development Data Group at data@worldbank.org.

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