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Global Development Finance

Global Development Finance is a statistical database, produced by the World Bank Group. GDF Online offers external debt and financial data for the 138 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System. Data is available from 1970 to 2001 for 219 indicators such as major economic aggregates, resource flows, debt stock and currency composition with contractual obligations data until 2016. Topical country data and regional aggregates showing time series in table and chart form is also included. The GDF Online database is updated each April to include the latest-year’s estimates.

To access this and other online resources start at the library’s web page www.utdallas.edu/library. Click on the orange button in the upper right screen. Click on G and scroll down to select Global Development Finance from the list. Remember that from off campus you will be prompted to enter your NetID and password.

This is a three part search. Select the country or countries by clicking on the country’s name. Use the control key on your keyboard to select multiple countries. Always click SELECT at the bottom of the selection table to register your selections. Use SELECT, SELECT ALL  or DESELECT or DESELECT ALL to tailor your search.

Click NEXT to go to the next choice menu which will have choices related to monetary and financial aspects of the country. Click NEXT.

Click on the GDF Tables tab in the top right of the chart to view the available documents. You will be prompted to select the country from the drop down menu. You can start over by clicking on Select Variables tab in the top left to create different reports.

For assistance call the SOM Library Liaisons at 972-883-2126 or email Loreen.phillips@utdallas.edu. You can also click on the green question marka question mark-ask a librarianat the library’s website.

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