Now in its forty-eighth year, International Debt Statistics (IDS) supports policymakers and analysts by monitoring aggregate and country-specific trends in external debt in low- and middle-income countries. It provides a comprehensive picture of external borrowing and sources of lending by type of borrower and creditor with information on data availability and comparability. To further enhance debt transparency, this year’s report introduces additional features, such additional information on average lending terms by creditor country and the currency composition of debt stock. The Central Bank is also featured separately in the borrower composition along with its debt instruments. In addition, the IDS-DSSI database includes the actual debt service deferred in 2020 by each bilateral creditor and the projected monthly debt-service payments owed to all bilateral creditors for year 2021. The IDS 2022 publication provides a select set of indicators, with an expanded data set available online. Learn more.
Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2020: a new visual guide to data and development
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals is built around World Development Indicators — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues. You can browse the Atlas online here and all the underlying data is available in the World Development Indicators database.
Archived versions are available at the following links:
World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is a collection of time-series data for 217 economies, with many indicators going back more than 50 years. WDI provides cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. It is divided into seven sections – World View, Poverty and Shared Prosperity, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. New online tables, previously published in the book, are now available from wdi.worldbank.org/tables and they provide data from the most up-to-date database. Learn more