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Update of World Development Indicators database

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The World Development Indicators (WDI) database has been updated. This update features:

  • Release of new external debt data from the International Debt Statistics database (;
  • Updated energy and poverty series;
  • Revised national accounts, PPP, balance of payments, monetary and government finance indicators, and education and labor statistics;
  • Doing Business indicators, including new figures for 2013, covering 189 countries;
  • New HIV/AIDS data, including 2012 estimates.

The full database contains 1,300 indicators and can be accessed from the DataBank system - select the World Development Indicators database and continue to select countries, indicators, and years to build your report. The complete WDI data can also be downloaded from  For more information, see, or contact the Development Data Group at

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