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New Data on Global Debt

New Data on Global Debt

Until recently, we had a partial view of global debt. Our new update to the IMF’s Global Debt Database, first made public in May 2018, now fills even more of the gaps. We have compiled data on public and private debt for 190 countries, dating back to 1950, which now includes the latest numbers for 2017. We make these data free and publicly available for all to use because we believe transparency can help create better public policy.[….]