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World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor are now free, open, and easy to access at data.worldbank.org  

Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe—some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English.    

      “I believe it’s important to make the data and knowledge of the World Bank available to everyone,” said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick. “Statistics tell the story of people in developing and emerging countries and can play an important part in helping to overcome poverty. They are now easily accessible on the Web for all users, and can be used to create new apps for development. ”  

The open data announcement coincides with the launch of the World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, the Bank’s popular statistical resource. Apart from giving open access to the WDI, with nearly 1000 indicators, the initiative also opens up the Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), Global Economic Monitor (GEM), and indicators from the Doing Business report.  

Access to these new resources is available at data.worldbank.org, a central web site that makes it easier to find, use, and manipulate data. A data catalog lists the available databases. The Bank will continue to add databases in the months ahead.   For convenience to users in areas without internet access, print and CD-ROM editions of WDI, GDF, ADI, and other products will continue to be available, now at a much-reduced cost.    As always, World Bank Publications will continue to bring the most up-to-date and accurate research and knowledge on development. For more information on this announcement please visit www.worldbank.org. For questions, please email at the addresses below:  

data@worldbank.org For questions on data and or technical issues on the new data platform
onlineresources@worldbank.org For questions on your existing online database subscription
books@worldbank.org For questions on print and CD-ROM editions of the databases
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