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Global Development Finance

Reporting entity
Managing entity
The World Bank
Registration required
Registration not required
Website's languages





Chinese, Simplified

Search capability
Dedicated multi-document search engine

DataBank ( is an online web resource that provides simple and quick access to collections of time series data. It has advanced functions for selecting and displaying data, performing customized queries, downloading data, and creating charts and maps. Users can create dynamic custom reports based on their selection of countries, indicators and years. All these reports can be easily edited, shared, and embedded as widgets on websites or blogs.

Featured highlights include:

  • Simple and quick access to data from 55+ databases
  • Enhanced visualizations and reporting capabilities with Excel-like pivot functions
  • Data and metadata (definitions and source notes) downloads in multiple formats
  • Features to save and share reports – tables, charts and maps
  • Features to create reports on subnational databases
  • Brand new mapping software, including subnational mapping for selected databases
  • Widgets to complement data stories on blogs and web sites
  • Social media integration
  • Tablet compatibility
  • Multilingual – English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic
  • Programmatic access to data and metadata (APIs)
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