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World Development Indicators 2017

World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is a collection of time-series data for 217 economies, with many indicators going back more than 50 years. WDI provides cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. It is divided into seven sections – World View, Poverty and Shared Prosperity, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. New online tables, previously published in the book, are now available from and they provide data from the most up-to-date database. Learn more

International Debt Statistics 2017

The World Bank’s annual report on the external debt of developing countries includes comprehensive data for 125 developing countries, as well as summary data for regions and income groups. This year’s edition of International Debt Statistics is designed to respond to user demand for timely, comprehensive data on trends in external debt in developing countries. As in previous years, IDS provides statistical tables showing the external debt of developing countries that report public and publicly guaranteed external debt to the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System (DRS). In addition, the publication showcases the broader spectrum of debt data collected and compiled by the World Bank. These include the high frequency, quarterly data for high-income economies and select developing countries reporting to the joint World Bank–IMF Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) and the Quarterly Public Sector Debt (PSDS) database. Presentation and access to data have been rendered to improve the user experience. Learn more or buy now.

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: a new visual guide to data and development

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals is built around World Development Indicators 2017 — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues. You can browse the Atlas online here, purchase from Amazon or download it as a PDF. It is accompanied by interactive dashboards of SDG data and all the underlying data is available in the World Development Indicators database.