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World Development Indicators

A guide to downloading data

Getting to the Query Tool

Start at Note that this page is different from (a place where you can get lost quickly).


There are multiple ways to navigate to this location when you aren't using the link from here:

  • type into your browser (and bookmark it!)
  • Google: world bank databank
  • > Data > View More Data > More Resources > DataBank


From this page, scroll down to Explore Databases and click the first option, which is World Development Indicators. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see this layout, which is the query tool we'll walk through on the following tabs.


Tip: If you get lost elsewhere on the World Bank site, always keep an eye out for the blue DATABANK button, which also leads here (most of the time).