About World Bank APIs
World Bank APIs provide access to various types of data and databases:
The Indicators API provides programmatic access to time series development data and metadata. Most of the articles in this section are devoted to the Indicators API.
About the Indicators API
The World Bank Indicators API provides access to nearly 16,000 time series indicators. Most of these indicators are available online through tools such as Databank and the Open Data website. The API provides programmatic access to this same data. Many data series date back over 50 years, and can be used to create interesting applications.
The Indicators API provides access to over 45 databases, including:
- World Development Indicators
- International Debt Statistcs
- Doing Business
- Human Capital Index
- Subnational Poverty
- And many more
Get started by reading about the Basic Call Structure.
You are encouraged to develop software applications that utilize and add value to World Bank datasets. Many third party applications have already been developed, including integration modules for Drupal, R, Python and STATA. Learn More