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Data-Powered Development for People and Planet

Data is at the heart of the World Bank’s mission.

Located within the Development Economics Vice Presidency, the Development Data Group is the World Bank's center of excellence on data and statistics.

Our data scientists and statisticians are involved in the entire life cycle of data: from its collection, curation, and management through its analysis, visualization, dissemination, as well as enabling its use by policymakers and citizens.


Our vision

To have high-quality data underpin development policies worldwide, improving lives and safeguarding the planet.

Our mission

To power the World Bank’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity on a livable planet by unlocking the full value of data for development.

Our approach

To ensure development data is of high quality, accessible, and widely used across the globe through leading data public goods, cutting-edge innovations and research, pioneering partnerships, and globally trusted technical expertise.



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