View from the creditor perspective the World Bank (mostly IDA) was South Asian countries single largest creditor, with claims of US$35 billion at end 2019, equivalent to 47% of debt owed to…

Daniella Kathyuska Bolanos-Misas, Malvina Pollock |

For the first time in its almost half a century of existence, this year’s publication of the World Bank’s International Debt Statistics (IDS) added an additional dimension to the data – the…

Parul Agarwal |

The International Debt Statistics 2021 report, published today, features external debt statistics and analysis for the 120 low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank Debt…

World Bank Debt Data Team |

With the increasing demand for accurate and transparent debt data, understanding what data is available and how to access it has never been more important. That is why we’re sharing Part 2 of our…

Parul Agarwal |

For the first time, the Debt team at the World Bank Development Economics Data Group (DECDG) will publish online a new series of Debt Reports, at regular intervals, over the course of the year.…

Evis Rucaj |

Have you ever wanted to know how much money governments borrow and who exactly owes what? Well you're in luck, because the International Debt Statistics 2020 (IDS2020) has not just the latest…

Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

External debt stock of low- and middle-income countries rose 5.2% in 2018 to $7.8 trillion, a slower pace of accumulation than in 2017, according to the World Bank’s Internal Debt Statistics 2020…

Evis Rucaj |

The World Bank recently released the latest version of International Debt Statistics (IDS). If you were connected to the IDS database through the World Bank Data API, you would already know that…

Parul Agarwal |

The 2019 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been published. International Debt Statistics 2019 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt…

Evis Rucaj |