How open data is used:

The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.

Quick facts:

  • Company: The World Bank Group
  • Sector: International Issues
  • Product/Service: Website
  • Tag: #World development; #Global funds; #Living standards; #Global consumption
  • Origin:  


The World Bank Open Data website collects and share open datasets as well as data of sampled survey. Besides, it produces statistical indicators about world development based on officially-recognized international sources. The website also provides analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. Users can create their own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.


The website provides data that allows policymakers and advocacy groups to make better-informed decisions and measure improvements more accurately. The data is also valuable for supporting research by journalists, academia and others, broadening understanding of global issues.