Terms of Use for Datasets


The World Bank strives to enhance public access to and use of data that it collects and publishes. The data are organized in datasets listed in The World Bank Data Catalog (the “Datasets”). The Datasets are collections of data, managed by The World Bank and provided in a number of machine-readable formats. The World Bank Group provides you with access to the Datasets free of charge subject to the terms of this agreement (these “Dataset Terms”). Use of data derived from the Datasets, which may appear in formats such as tables and charts, is also subject to these Dataset Terms.


We encourage you to share your suggestions and ideas for using or facilitating access to the Datasets with The World Bank by contacting us at +1 202 473 7824 or +1 800 590 1906 or by sending an email to data@worldbank.org.


You are encouraged to use the Datasets to benefit yourself and others in creative ways. You may extract, download, and make copies of the information contained in the Datasets, and you may share that information with third parties. You may also use our application programming interfaces (“APIs”) to facilitate access to the Datasets, whether through a separate Web site or through another type of software application. However, we maintain a list of some specific data within the Datasets that you may not redistribute or reuse without first contacting the original content provider(s), as well as information regarding how to contact the original content provider(s). Before incorporating any data in other products, please check the list which is available here: Restricted Data.


By using the Datasets, you agree to provide attribution to The World Bank and its content providers in the following format: The World Bank: Dataset name: Data source (if known). When sharing or facilitating access to the Datasets, you agree to include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licenses of the data that you grant, and a requirement that any sub-licensees do the same. You may meet this requirement by providing the uniform resource locator (URL) of these terms of use.

No Endorsement

You may not publicly represent or imply that The World Bank is participating in, or has sponsored, approved or endorsed the manner or purpose of your use or reproduction of the Datasets. The World Bank will prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, any use of World Bank Materials in a manner that falsifies, misrepresents, disparages or fraudulently uses the Materials.

No Association

You may not use any trade-mark, official mark, official emblem or logo of The World Bank, or any of its other means of promotion or publicity, without The World Bank's prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with The World Bank.

No Warranties

The World Bank reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the Datasets, or the API at our sole discretion with or without prior notice to you.

The World Bank may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and with or without prior notice to you, terminate your access to the Datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the Datasets or the API.

THE WORLD BANK DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF THE DATASETS AND THE APIS. Please review the section of The World Bank Terms and Conditions under the heading Disclaimers, Releases and Limitations on Liability for a more complete statement regarding those subjects.

Exclusion of Liability

THE WORLD BANK SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE DATASETS. The World Bank also shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any data in the Datasets. Please review the section of The World Bank Terms and Conditions under the heading Disclaimers, Releases and Limitations on Liability for a more complete statement regarding those subjects.

You acknowledge that these Dataset Terms constitute a non-exclusive agreement. The World Bank may develop products or services that compete with products or services that you offer without incurring any liability.

Other parties may have ownership interests in some of the Materials contained on the Site. The World Bank in no way represents or warrants that it owns or controls all rights in all Materials, and the World Bank will not be liable to you for any claims brought against you by third parties in connection with your use of any Materials.

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or waiver of the privileges and immunities of The World Bank, all of which are specifically reserved.


Please review The World Bank Terms and Conditions prior to using the Datasets. The World Bank Terms and Conditions incorporate these Dataset Terms by reference. By using the Datasets or any presentations of data derived from them, or by using our APIs in connection with the Datasets, you consent to be bound The World Bank Terms and Conditions, including these Dataset Terms.

These Dataset Terms may be amended by The World Bank from time to at our sole discretion. Upon amendment, we will place a notice on data.worldbank.org. Please periodically review the controlling version of these Dataset Terms. By continuing to use the Datasets subsequent to The World Bank making available an amended version of these Dataset Terms, you acknowledge, agree and consent to such amendment.

The World Bank offers other websites, services and databases that are governed by different terms of service, as stated in The World Bank terms and conditions. Please review the applicable terms of service before using any database provided or made available by The World Bank.

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or entered by these Dataset Terms.

Capitalized terms used herein shall be given the meaning assigned to them in The World Bank Terms and Conditions.

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017