Friday, July 23, 2010

World Bank data now freely available

For several years, Armacost Library has held a subscription to the World Bank's Global Development Finance and World Development Indicators databases. We are pleased to announce that the World Bank has now added these two datasets to their growing library of data freely available to the public!

Visit to view the wealth of World Bank-gathered statistics for countries around the world. Topics covered include agriculture, debt service, public- and private-sector economic data, scientific and technological capacity, health and education indicators, energy and environmental impact, and much more.

Data can be downloaded in Excel or CSV format and visualized through "Change Indicator" maps. World Bank statistics are a valuable resource for anyone researching economic or social issues of international scope, or simply curious to find hard data to better understand the international news we read in newspapers or online everyday. Check them out!

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