Data Catalog API

The Data Catalog API provides information about the thousands of development-relevant datasets available through the World Bank Data Catalog. The Data Catalog is built on the DKAN platform. DKAN provides a CKAN-compatible API for reading metadata from the data catalog; the World Bank’s Data Catalog API is based on this service.

All Data Catalog API endpoints follow the form:

https://datacatalog.worldbank.org/api/3/action/[action_name]

where action_name is one of the supported endpoints discussed below.

Changes from the CKAN-compatible API

API users should refer to the CKAN Dataset API, with the following changes and limits:

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