The World Bank Data and Statistics

Content

This World Bank web resource gives access to a large quantity of statistical economic, social and financial data and to developmental indicators about countries worldwide. The 2007 WDI report provides plenty of data about worldwide development

Selection

World Bank Data is a World Bank Group's online resource managed by the World Bank international expert staff

Format

This website provides gives information, metainfo and access to complex and extremely rich data and archives, whose records are organized, stored and provided under different formats

Information density

The amount of data provided is very large, even if difficult to estimate. Concerning almost every country and many topics, and giving access to data on important financial and economic indicators, this website give access to a considerable amount of databases, each of them with thousands of records

Content Pertinence to Political Science

This website is a precious resource for any social and political science researcher interested in quantitative indicators

Updating Rate

Mostly data are updated annually, with some info updated on a quarterly or monthly base. The 2007 WDI includes more than 900 indicators in over 80 tables organized in 6 sections