Skip to content

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMT principal repayments
BOD biochemical oxygen demand
BOP balance of payments
CAB current account balance
CD current U.S. dollars
c.i.f. cost, insurance, and freight
CFC chlorofluorocarbon
CO2 carbon dioxide
COM commitments
COMTRADE United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade database
CPI consumer price index
CRS Creditor Reporting System (of the OECD)
cu. m cubic meter
DDSR Debt and debt service reduction
DEC World Bank's Development Economics department
DHS Demographic and Health Survey
DIS disbursements
DMTU dry metric ton unit
DOD debt outstanding and disbursed
DOTS directly observed treatment, short-course (strategy)
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus
DRS World Bank's Debtor Reporting System
EDT total external debt, including short-term and use of IMF credit
ESAF Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility
f.o.b. free on board
FDI foreign direct investment
FHS Family Health Survey
FPI food price index
GDP gross domestic product
GEMS Global Environment Monitoring System
GIS geographic information system
GNI gross national income (formerly referred to as GNP)
GNP gross national product (now referred to as GNI)
ha hectare
HIPC heavily indebted poor country
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ICRG International Country Risk Guide
ICSE International Classification of Status in Employment
ICT information and communications technology
INT interest payments
IP Internet Protocol
ISCED International Standard Classification of Education
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification
ISP Internet service provider
KD constant U.S. dollars
kg kilogram
km kilometer
kwh kilowatt-hour
LCFAR liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves
LCU local currency units
LDOD long-term debt outstanding and disbursed
LIBOR London interbank offered rate
LSMS Living Standards Measurement Study
L-T long-term
M0 currency and coins (monetary base)
M1 narrow money (currency and demand deposits)
M2 money plus quasi money
M3 broad money or liquid liabilities
MGS imports of goods and service
MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
mmbtu millions of British thermal units
mt metric ton
MUV manufactures unit value
MYRA Multiyear rescheduling agreement
NEAP national environmental action plan
NFL net flows on debt
NGO nongovernmental organization
NO2 nitrogen dioxide
NTR net transfers on debt
ODA official development assistance
PAPCHILD Pan Arab Project for Child Development
PC personal computer
PNG private nonguaranteed external debt
PPG public and publicly guaranteed external debt
PPI private participation in infrastructure
PPP purchasing power parity
R&D research and development
RDB regional development banks
RES international reserves
RHS Reproductive Health Survey
S&P/IFCG Standard & Poor's/International Finance Corporation Global (index)
S&P/IFCI Standard & Poor's/International Finance Corporation Investable (index)
SDR special drawing right (of the IMF)
SITC Standard International Trade Classification
SNA System of National Accounts
SO2 sulfur dioxide
SOPEMI Continuous Reporting System on Migration
sq. km square kilometer
S-T short-term
STD sexually transmitted disease
TB tuberculosis
TDS total debt service
TFP total factor productivity
ton-km metric ton-kilometers
TSP total suspended particulates
WBXD World Bank External Debt System
XGS exports of goods and services


ADB Asian Development Bank
AfDB African Development Bank
APEC Asia  Pacific Economic Cooperation
BIS Bank for International Settlements
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
CEC Commission of the European Community
DAC Development Assistance Committee of the OECD
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EDF European Development Fund
EFTA European Free Trade Area
EIB European Investment Bank
EMU European Monetary Union  
EU European Union
Eurostat Statistical Office of the European Communities
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FYR former Yugoslav  Republic
G-5 France  , Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States
G-7 G-5 plus Canada and Italy
G-8 G-7 plus Russian Federation
GEF Global Environment Facility
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICP International Comparison Programme
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA International Development Association
IDB Inter-American Development Bank
IDC International Data Corporation
IEA International Energy Agency
IFC International Finance Corporation
ILO International Labour Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IRF International Road Federation
ITU International Telecommunication Union  
IUCN World Conservation Union  
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NATO North Atlantic  Treaty Organization
NSF National Science Foundation
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PAHO Pan American Health Organization
PARIS21 Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
S&P Standard & Poor's
UIP Urban Indicators Programme
UN United Nations
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCHS United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe  
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
UNSD United Nations Statistics Division
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WITSA World Information Technology and Services Alliance
WTO World Trade Organization
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

International Debt Statistics (IDS) codes

IDS topic

BM Balance of payments: imports, payments, or decrease in liabilities
BN Balance of payments, net flows (BX - BM)
BX Balance of payments: exports, receipts, or increase in liabilities
DT External debt: all borrowers
FI International finance: liquidity
NY National accounts: income

IDS general subject

AMT Principal repayments (amortization)
AXA Principal arrears
AXF Principal forgiven
AXR Principal rescheduled
CAB Current account: balances
COM Commitments
CUR Currency
DFR Debt forgiveness or reduction (debt stock-flow reconciliation)
DIS Disbursements
DOD Debt outstanding and disbursed
DSB Debt buyback
DSF Debt stock reduction
DXR Debt stock rescheduled
EXC Export credits
GNP Gross national income (formerly referred to as gross national product)
GPA Grace period
GRE Grant element
GRT Grants
GSR Current account: goods, services and income
INR Interest rate
INT Interest paid
IXA Interest arrears
IXF Interest forgiven
IXR Interest rescheduled
KLT Capital account: long-term capital
MAT Maturity
NFA Aggregate net resource flows
NFL Net flows (DIS - AMT)
NTA Aggregate net transfers
NTR Net transfers (NFL - INT)
PEF Portfolio equity
RES Changes in reserves
TDS Total debt service (AMT + INT)
TRF Transfers
TXR Total debt rescheduled
UND Undisbursed debt

IDS specific subject

ALLC All creditors: concessional
BLAT All bilateral creditors
BLTC Bilateral creditors: concessional
CCVL Cross country currency valuation
DECT Total external creditors including IMF credit and short-term
DEXF Total external debt excluding IMF credits
DIMF IMF credits
DINV Direct investment
DLTF Long-term debt including IMF credits
DLXF Long-term debt excluding IMF credits
DMAK Deutsche mark
DMLT Domestic debt: long-term (no longer used in IDS)
DMMT Domestic debt: medium-term (no longer used in IDS)
DMST Domestic debt: short-term (no longer used in IDS)
DOMS Domestic debt: total (no longer used in IDS)
DPNG Long-term private nonguaranteed
DPPG Long-term public and publicly guaranteed (excluding IMF)
DREM Primary income on FDI
DSTC Short-term credit: all sources
EXTA Grants excluding technical cooperation
FFRC French francs
GOVT Government
IMFC IMF concessional
IMFN IMF non-concessional
INCL Goods, services, and income including workers' remittances
JYEN Japanese yen
MIBR International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
MIDA International Development Association (IDA)
MKTP Market prices
MLAT All multilateral creditors
MLTC Multilateral creditors: concessional
MOTH Other multilateral institutions
MULC Multiple currencies
NEBR European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: private nonguaranteed
NIFC International Finance Corporation (IFC): private nonguaranteed
OFFT All official creditors
OTHC Other currencies
PBND Public and publicly guaranteed private creditors: bonds
PCBK Public and publicly guaranteed private creditors: commercial banks
PNGB Private nonguaranteed creditors: bonds
PNGC Private nonguaranteed creditors: commercial banks and other
PROP Public and publicly guaranteed private creditors: other
PRVS Private sector long-term debt
PRVT Public and publicly guaranteed private creditors: total
PUBS Public sector long-term debt
PVLX Present value of long-term debt
PWKR Personal remittances
RDBC Regional development banks: concessional
RDBN Regional development banks: non-concessional
RSDL Residual (debt stock-flow reconciliation)
SDRW Special drawing right (of the IMF)
SWFR Swiss franc
TECH Technical cooperation grants
TOTL Total
UKPS Pound sterling
USDL U.S. dollars
VTOT Variable rate long-term debt
XOKA Excluding official capital transfers

IDS extensions

CD Current U.S. dollars
DT Total external debt (denominator in a ratio calculation)
EX Exports of goods, services and primary income (denominator in a ratio calculation)
GN Gross national income (denominator in a ratio calculation)
MO Months of imports of goods, services and primary income (denominator in a ratio calculation)
ZS Share of (or ratio) calculation

Thank you for visiting the World Bank's Data Help Desk. Please review the terms of use for this website. Your continued use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Developer Info

Feedback and Knowledge Base