International Debt Statistics
Now in its forty-seventh year, International Debt Statistics 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 bolster data transparency, this year’s report features, for the first time, detailed data on the creditor composition of lending from official sources, a critical element in assessing the support many low- and middle-income countries will need to manage their external debt through the current crisis. IDS 2021 provides a select set of indicators, with an expanded data set available online.
Access the database, tables and content of the new IDS
- IDS 2021 publication (PDF)
- IDS 2021 Press Release
- IDS 2021 Blog: International Debt Statistics 2021
- Online tables
- Video: Is Debt Good or Bad
- Open Knowledge Repository
- Debt Reports
- Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH)
- Data catalog downloads (Excel | CSV)
These archives contain Excel spreadsheets and range in size from 6-80Mb (compressed), and include databases from the period prior to 2012 when the report was named Global Development Finance. Archives from July, 2010 to October, 2012 also include data from the World Development Indicators. Archives prior to February, 2010 also include data in text and MS Access formats.
|2012||December, October, September, July, May, April|
|2011||December, September, July, April|
|2010||December, July, February|