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Public data API

Our API is in beta

We currently only provide a python API. Our hope is to extend this to other languages in the future. Please report any issue that you may find.

Our mission is to make research and data on the world's biggest problems accessible and understandable to the public. As part of this work, we provide an experimental API to the datasets.

When using the API, you have access to the public catalog of data processed by our data team. The catalog indexes tables of data, rather than datasets or individual indicators. To learn more, read about our data model.

Currently supported languages are:

We are also working on adding technical documentation to some of our most complex datasets.