The World Development Indicators
database has been updated. This is a regular quarterly update to over 600 indicators and includes both new indicators and updates to existing indicators.
Data have been updated for international poverty and shared prosperity indicators, balance of payments series, monetary indicators, Enterprise Surveys, FDI and portfolio equity flows, remittances, and indicators for education, health expenditure, HIV, immunization, CO2 emissions, statistical capacity, telecommunications, threatened species, private participation in infrastructure, research and development, intentional homicides, and battle-related deaths. The OECD aggregates have been updated to reflect the addition of Latvia.
New indicators have been added for HIV, gender, and educational attainment.
National accounts data updates include Argentina, which was temporarily unclassified in July 2016 pending release of revised statistics, and is classified as upper middle income
Data can be accessed via various means including:
- The World Bank’s main multi-lingual and mobile-friendly data website, http://data.worldbank.org
- The DataBank query tool: http://databank.worldbank.org
which also includes archived, previous versions of WDI
- Bulk download in XLS and CSV formats
and directly from the API