Data Portals & Tools

One of the most effective ways to display development indicators is through graphs and charts. A visual display of data makes comparisons easier and promotes a better understanding of trends.. They provide data dashboards on various topics as well as access to all the underlying data through our latest data visualization and sharing application, DataBank. Below, you will find list of many available portals:

Interactive Maps

We’ve mashed up Google Maps with World Bank data to give you a visual entry point to browse our projects, news, statistics and public information center by country. Check out

Google Public Data Explorer

Google Public Data Explorer is a new experimental product designed by Google allowing people to mash up data using line graphs, bar graphs, maps and bubble charts. The visualizations are dynamic, so you can watch them move over time, change topics, highlight different entries and change the scale. Once you have a chart ready, you can easily share it with friends or even embed it on your own website or blog. As of 4/20/2010, Data Explorer contains 58 World Development Indicators. Check out Google Public Data Explorer

Google Public Data Search allows users to perform English search queries for data on Google and instantly see numerical and graphical results. For example, if you search for “gdp of Indonesia,” you will see a thumbnail graph at the top of the search results page highlighting Bank data and linking to an interactive chart where you can compare the selected data with other countries around the world. You can also embed these charts in your own website or blog by clicking on the “Link” button in the upper right-hand corner of the chart page. As of 4/20/2010, Google search provides search results for 39 World Development Indicators. Search for data like this on Google

World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS)

WITS is a trade software tool giving access to bilateral trade between countries based on various product classifications, product details, years, and trade flows. It also contains tariff and non-tariff measures as well as analysis tool to calculate effects of tariff reductions. In addition, users have access to two visualization tools. One using the data from the World Development Indicators database in the format of bubble charts and the second using data from the United Nations COMTRADE database in the format of maps.

To access the WITS system, go to