World Development Indicators

Data

Published by: World Bank
Categories: Science & Statistics, Business and Finance, Demographics, Reference
Date added: 11/23/2010
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The World Development Indicators database is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources. It provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960 in many cases. As part of the World Bank's Open Data Initiative, World Bank President Robert Zoellick kicked off the Apps for Development Competition on October 7th, 2010 that will challenge the developer community to create tools, applications, and mash-ups using World Bank data. Please check the Apps for Development contest Web site for complete contest details.

Service root URL

https://api.datamarket.azure.com/WorldBank/WorldDevelopmentIndicators/v1/

This service supports fixed query. Some queries may include required input parameters. (learn more about query types)

GetCountries

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
CodeIso3Letter String
CodeIso2Letter String
Name String
RegionCode String
RegionName String
IncomeLevelId String
IncomeLevelName String
LendingTypeCode String
LendingTypeName String
CapitalCity String
Latitude Double
Longitude Double

GetCountriesByRegion

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required
RegionCode EAP String Required

Results:

Name Type
CodeIso3Letter String
CodeIso2Letter String
Name String
RegionCode String
RegionName String
IncomeLevelId String
IncomeLevelName String
LendingTypeCode String
LendingTypeName String
CapitalCity String
Latitude Double
Longitude Double

GetData

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
CountryCode AFG String Required
IndicatorCode AG.AGR.TRAC.NO String Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
IndicatorCode String
IndicatorName String
CountryCode String
CountryName String
Date String
Value String

GetDataSources

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Id Int32
Name String
Description String
Url String

GetIncomeLevels

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Id String
Name String

GetIndicators

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Code String
Name String
DataSourceId String
DataSourceName String
SourceNote String
SourceOrganization String
TopicId1 Int32
TopicName1 String

GetIndicatorsByDataSource

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
DataSourceId 1 Int32 Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Code String
Name String
DataSourceId String
DataSourceName String
SourceNote String
SourceOrganization String
TopicId1 Int32
TopicName1 String

GetIndicatorsByTopic

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required
TopicId 1 Int32 Required

Results:

Name Type
Code String
Name String
DataSourceId String
DataSourceName String
SourceNote String
SourceOrganization String
TopicId1 Int32
TopicName1 String

GetLendingTypes

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Code String
Name String

GetRegions

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Code String
Name String

GetTopics

Input parameters:

Name Sample values Type Required
LanguageCode String Required

Results:

Name Type
Id Int32
Value String
SourceNote String

Terms of Use - Summary

  • You are free to copy, distribute, adapt, display or include the data in other products for commercial and noncommercial purposes at no cost subject to certain limitations summarized below.
  • You must include attribution for the data you use in the manner indicated in the metadata included with the data.
  • You must not claim or imply that The World Bank endorses your use of the data by or use The World Bank's logo(s) or trademark(s) in conjunction with such use.
  • Other parties may have ownership interests in some of the materials contained on The World Bank Web site. For example, we maintain a list of some specific data within the Datasets that you may not redistribute or reuse without first contacting the original content provider, as well as information regarding how to contact the original content provider. Before incorporating any data in other products, please check the list: Terms of use: Restricted Data
  • 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 Catalogue. Please read the actual agreement that controls your use of the Datasets, which is available here: Terms of use for datasets. Also see World Bank Terms and Conditions.

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