World Bank Open Data

What is this?
The World Bank Open Data site provides an entry-point into the World Bank's Data Bank. It includes demographic, developmental, time-series and geospatial data from the Data Bank's data catalogue.
Key points
  • Time series
  • Compare multiple countries, regions
  • Browse by indicator e.g. under categories such as
    • Agriculture and rural development
    • Aid effectiveness
    • Economy and growth
    • Education
    • Energy and mining
    • Gender
  • Search topics
What can it be used for?
The socio-economic and demographic data can provide context and supporting information for use during budget and expenditure analysis. Researchers can use the portal to find data and then explore and analyse it further using the World Bank’s Data Bank tool.
How can it be accessed and used?
  1. Visit https://data.worldbank.org/
  2. Search or browse for a relevant topic
  3. Select an indicator of interest, e.g. “Incidence of HIV (% of uninfected population ages 15-49)”
  4. Select countries or regions to compare
  5. Select time range
  6. Download data as CSV or Excel

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