Dataset description and subject
The World Bank's International Debt Statistics (previously Global Deveopment Finance) contains more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for
over 120 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic
aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections.
These data run from 1970 onwards where available.
The main topics in the GDF are as follows:
- Total debt stocks
- Total debt flows
- Stock-flow reconciliation
- Resource flows
- Long-term debt
- Debt outstanding and disbursed
- Principal repayments
- Net flows
- Interest payments
- Net transfers on debt
- Debt service
- Undisbursed debt
- Debt ratios
- Macroeconomic aggregates
- Currency composition of long-term debt
- Average terms of new commitments
Published annually by the World Bank, the International Debt Statistics report combines a diagnosis of recent trends and prospects for capital flows to developing countries with an analysis of important policy issues.
The World Bank provides:
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Accessing the International Debt Statistics
Countries in the International Debt Statistics
A list of the countries presented in the International Debt Statistics Database is provided on the World Bank site.
Periodicity and Time Range
The International Debt Statistics contains annual time series data from 1970 onwards where available. At ESDS International the database is updated annually. See the latest data update page for further information.