Summary Terms of Use

Unless indicated otherwise in the data or indicator metadata, you are free to copy, distribute, adapt, display or include the data in other products for commercial or noncommercial purposes at no cost under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, with the additional terms below.  The basic terms may be accessed here.  When you download or use the Datasets, you are agreeing to comply with the terms of a CC BY 4.0 license, and also agreeing to the following mandatory and binding addition:   

Any and all disputes arising under this License that cannot be settled amicably shall be resolved in accordance with the following procedure: 

  • Pursuant to a notice of mediation communicated by reasonable means by either You or the Licensor to the other, the dispute shall be submitted to non-binding mediation conducted in accordance with rules designated by the Licensor in the copyright notice published with the Work, or if none then in accordance with those communicated in the notice of mediation. The language used in the mediation proceedings shall be English unless otherwise agreed. 

  • If any such dispute has not been settled within 45 days following the date on which the notice of mediation is provided, either You or the Licensor may, pursuant to a notice of arbitration communicated by reasonable means to the other, elect to have the dispute referred to and finally determined by arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules designated by the Licensor in the copyright notice published with the Work, or if none then in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as then in force. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator and the language of the proceedings shall be English unless otherwise agreed. The place of arbitration shall be where the Licensor has its headquarters. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted remotely (e.g., via telephone conference or written submissions) whenever practicable 

You must include attribution for the data you use in the manner indicated in the metadata included with the data. Generally, you agree to provide attribution to The World Bank and its data providers in the following format: The World Bank: Dataset name: Data source (if known). When sharing or facilitating access to the Datasets, you agree to include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licenses of the data that you grant, and a requirement that any sub-licensees do the same. You may meet this requirement by providing the uniform resource locator (URL) of these terms of use. 

You may use our application programming interfaces (“APIs”) to facilitate access to the Datasets, whether through a separate Web site or through another type of software application.

You must not claim or imply that The World Bank endorses your use of the data,or use The World Bank’s name, logo(s) or trademark(s) in conjunction with such use.

Some datasets and indicators are provided by third parties, and may not be redistributed or reused without the consent of the original data provider, or may be subject to additional terms and conditions. Where applicable, these conditions are included in the dataset or indicator metadata.

The World Bank makes no warranties with respect to the data and you agree The World Bank shall not be liable to you in connection with your use of the data.

This is only a summary of the Terms of Use for Datasets Listed in The World Bank Data Catalog. Please read the actual agreement that controls your use of the Datasets, which is available here: Terms of Use for Datasets. Also see the World Bank Terms and Conditions, to which you agree as a condition of accessing this website.