The wbopendata Stata module has been up to date to Model 16.2.1. The module can now be put in or up to date instantly from Stata’s Statistical Software program Parts (SSC) repository.

To put in or replace your present wbopendata Stata module, please kind the under textual content within the Stata command line:


ssc set up wbopendata, change


New options on this launch:

  • Customers can now routinely replace the checklist of indicators supported by the API, in addition to refresh nation metadata, resembling World Financial institution Earnings Classification, which adjustments each July 1st;
  • The replace examine choice now generates an in depth report of the info sources and on matters wherein the variety of indicators have modified for the reason that final time you have got refreshed the indicator checklist;
  • The choice metadataoffline has been added. This perform enable customers to create an area copy of the metadata of all supported indicators, together with indicator definitions, notes, and sources. This offline documentation is searchable and accessible by way of the principle assist file of wbopendata;
  • Help of the World Financial institution inhabitants estimates and projections have now been added. Estimates developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Youngster Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Financial institution, UN DESA Inhabitants Division) at in addition to the World Financial institution employees estimates primarily based on age/intercourse distributions of United Nations Inhabitants Division’s World Inhabitants Prospects: 2019 Revision.
  • match(var) choice created. This characteristic permits customers to merge all WDI nation attributes to any database which makes use of the World Financial institution WDI nation codes. Under follows the checklist of nation attributes presently supported: 

Nation Attributes



Nation Code


Nation Identify


Area Code (ISO 2 digits)


Area Identify


Administrative Area Code


Administrative Area Code (ISO 2 digits)


Administrative Area Identify


Earnings Degree Code


Earnings Degree Code (ISO 2 digits)


Earnings Degree Identify


Lending Kind Code


Area Code


Lending Kind Code (ISO 2 digits)


Lending Kind Identify


Capital Identify


Capital Latitude


Capital Longitude


  • A totally redesigned assist file, together with the checklist of nations by every classification desk, resembling Areas, Earnings stage teams, and World Financial institution Group Lending classification.
  • An inventory of indicators moved to the WDI archive (Supply 57) is now out there.

For extra data, together with examples on methods to use wbopendata, please go to the code and instance part of the WBOPENDATA GitHub repository. Please ship recommendations to enhance this bundle by way of the GitHub requests web page. 

For extra up to date data and beta releases of WBOPENDATA, comply with the GitHub repository.



Joao Pedro Azevedo

Lead Economist

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