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These estimates and projections provide the standard set of population figures that are used throughout the United Nations system. An easy-to-use interface allows you to create custom data tables.
A very thourough web site featuring practically every statistical agency worldwide that produces data on Africa, notably commercial, educational, and governmental statistics.
Provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer world-wide held by the Unit of Descriptive Epidemiology at the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
The site features a database of economic, GDP, trade, and population statistical data. To use the database you must register for an account.
CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe. Information is compiled by CESSDA's member countries.
The ERS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides analysis of economic information on issues relating to agriculture, food, and the environment.
Like its counterpart, the Social Statistics Briefing Room, the ESBR provides public access to statistics in areas such as Income, Prices, Transportation and Employment. A link to the Social Statistics Briefing Room is also provided.
Country Intelligence supplies in-depth analysis of current political, policy and economic trends with an 18 month outlook. Quarterly and annual statistics with at least 150 data points picked from the most reliable sources and reviewed by analysts to provide objective and impartial coverage. Equivalent coverage across over 195 countries worldwide, making it easy to compare national conditions. Country Intelligence contains country reports and profiles, risk ratings,licensing and trading information for the new economies, plus G-8 and regional forecasts. An online newsletter, Business Middle East, designed for executives,is also available full-text
Issued annually, the ESCAP Population Data Sheet provides population and development indicators of countries in the Asian and Pacific region. From the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Statistics focusing on euro area countries (EU member states that have adopted the euro as their official currency) and designed to support the monetary policy of the ECB and other tasks of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks. Online publications include a monthly bulletin and statistics pocket book.
A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO is a monitoring instrument providing news and analysis on European industrial relations. The site's aim is to collect analyze, and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date-information on key developments in all labor matters in Europe at the national and European levels of institutions and organizations.
Find today's exchange rates to the eighth decimal point.
Multilingual database containing over 3 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Food Aid Shipments, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, and Agricultural Machinery.
While not an information source in itself, this site provides an enormous selection of links to information on international finance, banking, and stocks exchanges. Produced by Nanyang Technilogical University.
From the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). Foreign direct investment time series data from most countries world-wide. Includes inflows, outflows, inward stocks and outward stocks of foreign direct investment (FDI) for 196 economies. Free access but registration is required.
Provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices. The comparisons relate primarily to the major industrial countries, but other countries are included in certain measures. Produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a subdepartment of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Monthly statistical reports, imports and exports by country, trade balances, commodity trade. Also contains historical data back to 1991. Produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.
This document proposes and defines indicators but provides no statistics. From the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carbibbean.
Gender statistics and indicators designed with sources that include national statistics, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys. Covers many worldwide countries, reporting on such themes as poverty, education, economic development, demographics, and political participation. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or aother formats) to customize them for their own reports. From the World Bank Group.
Data sets from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners. Includes more than 400 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets, covering freshwater, population, forests, emissions, climate, disasters, and health.
Provides access to the national, sub-regional, regional and global statistical data sets used for UNEP's third Global Environment Outlook (GEO-3) report. These consistent data sets are derived from primary Data Sources around the world. They underpin much of the state of environment assessment undertaken for the report, and have been used as the basis for many of the graphics as well. Data is browseable by geographic region in the areas of biodiversity, the atmosphere, disasters, forests, freshwater, land, and urban areas.
Developed by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Center for Human Capacity Development to provide the Agency and its development partners with statistical data on international education.
A primary source consumer buying patterns and buyer demographics for the United States and selected foreigh companies. This site includes forecasts, as well as some historical data.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNCHS) collection of databases, with statistical data on urban indicators, human settlements, and city profiles worldwide. Coverage is inconsistent, but this source is nevertheless quite unique.
Provides a wide range of environmental, ecological, and geographical data sets. Those that cannot be downloaded directly are described in detail and may be requested.
Contains data on key health statistics for the World Health Organization's European Region.
The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database was developed and is maintained by the Health Studies Branch, International Programs Center, Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, with funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
HNPStats (short for Health, Nutrition and Population Statistics) offers country data sheets showing summary indicators for health status, health determinants, and health finance. From the World Bank Group.
Includes statistical appendices from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Reports 1990 - present, as well as the full-text national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions world-wide.
The HMD was created to provide detailed mortality and population data. Presently, the database contains detailed data for 17 countries. A companion project is the Human Life-Table Database, which contains data for over 30 countries. Free registration is required to view data.
From the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). A country industrial statistics can be located by first using the "Country Information" link on the home page. Data may be obtained in either HTML or PDF format.
InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.
Database containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Provides information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050. From the U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs Center.
International financial time series data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IFS database provides information on National Accounts, Exchange rates, Interest Rates, Reserves, Government Finance, Exports, Industrial Production, Population, and other international financial statistics. Recommended: use the economic concept view in connection with the print IFS Yearbook for best results.
From the U.S. Department of Justice, a collection of resources on international crime and justice.
Compares education statistics between countries. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education.
Features the annual World Drug Report, as well as a database of narcotics-related statistics and reports.
Includes data collected in 1997 and 1999 from countries on topics such as criminal cases, accidents, and suicides in which firearms are involved. From the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network.
ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science information from 325 institutions working together for the research, instruction, acquisition, and preservation of social science data. The archive consists of large data sets that can be downloaded and used to generate charts, graphs, and other statistical representations. It is fully searchable, with the interface supporting subject searching and keyword searching in the title and abstract of each data set.
Financial data direct from more than 25 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Offers full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information.
An annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank. Presents the most current economic, financial and social data on the Bank's developing member countries. Since 2001, it also features a special thematic chapter.
This ILO database provides data on the labor market in chart form. Several fundamental indicators, divided by topic, are available.
A database produced by the International Labor Office. Indexes and abstracts books, journals, and reports in the areas of industrial relations, economic and social development, management, education and training, project evaluation, rural development, law, social protection, and the effects of technological change.
Useful database of international labor statistics, offering annual time series from 1979 to the present for a wide range of variables, including employment and unemployment, wages, earnings, strikes, and other factors.
Another ILO resource. Standard survey of work-related statistics, sorted by country.
Covering European, international, and comparative aspects of industrial relations, employment, labor market policies, and social protection. Developed by the libraries at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety.
Searchable abstracts and indexes to statistical information from multiple government organizations, nonprofits, commercial publishers, etc. Of particular note is the access to intergovernmental (IGO) statistical sources. When a publication is available, links are given to a full-text web-based version. The reference numbers appearing in some entries correspond to microfiche statistical tables that can be accessed in the UIUC Government Documents Library.
Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys have become an important tool in measuring and understanding poverty in developing countries. The Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) of the World Bank maintains this website to make available to researchers around the world the data sets and methodological lessons from these surveys.
MEASURE DHS assists developing countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Demographic and health surveys provide information on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/STIs (sexually transmitted infections), and reproductive health.
NCES is the primary federal agency for collecting and analyzing data on education in the United States and other nations.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries' populations, 1988-2003.
Provides internationally comparable data on key aspects of education systems. OECD Member countries cooperate to gather the information, to develop and apply common definitions and criteria for the quality control of the data, to verify the data and to provide the information necessary to interpret the submitted data. The database covers: enrolments, graduates and new entrants by sex, age and level of education, teaching staff and expenditure.
See also the OECD Statistics Portal's Education and Training page, which includes their Education at a Glance publications.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development gives information on air, water, waste, biodiversity, taxes and other instruments, nitrogen balances, and expenditures, among other statistics.
Most comprehensive source of statistics on health and health systems in OECD countries, with data on health status, health care utilization, pharmaceuticals, social protection, non-medical determinants of health, and more.
Up-to-date and internationally comparable statistics on public and private social expenditure at program level. SOCX provides a unique tool for monitoring trends in aggregate social expenditure and analyzing changes in its composition.
Includes 108 essential health indicators to quantitatively characterize the health situation of 48 countries and territories of the Region of the Americas for the period 1997-2003.
Historical data, from 1959-, for 30+ categories of economic statistics for 152 countries and 29 subjects. Topics include GDP, exchange rate information, capital stock per worker, construction, an import/export information. One of the richest sources of international statistics on the Internet.
Includes income/consumption surveys, data from World Bank poverty assessments, poverty assessment summaries, social indicator tables, news on upcoming statistical activities, and related links.
From the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The statistics section of SourceOECD includes data in the areas of international trade, telecommunications, foreign aid, migration, and many other categories. Between the full-text publications and statistical data analysis, the topics covered are country studies, forecasting publications, reports, and socioeconomic datasets. (For access to the statistics section, click the gray STATISTICS tab at the top of the main OECD page.)
Find data for more than forty demographic and socioeconomic variables by region, subregion, and country. From the United Nations Population Fund.
Socioeconomic, demography, environment and trade statistics for the European Union and the euro-zone.
A collection of recommended sources from the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network.
From the World Health Organization. Addresses the tobacco pandemic from many angles, supporting its positions with both popular and scholarly material. Tobacco control country profiles provide updated information on tobacco production, trade, consumption, legislation, and disease burden for 196 countries and territories worldwide.
Compilation of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development for over 190 countries and territories and 50 economic or trade groups. Provides an interesting analysis of the structure of world trade flows. Includes trade in services. From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Free access, but registration is required.
Covers tariff, para-tariff and non-tariff measures as well as import flows by origin for more than 140 countries. From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
The central database for sex-disaggregated social data covering European and North American nations. Provides series that are presented in line with the following policy areas: population, families and households, work and the economy, education, public life and decision making, health, crime and violence. Data series are presented by country, year, and by social and demographic breakdowns. From the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Data from over 200 countries in the fields of education, science and technology, culture and communication. Data tables can be downloaded for manipulation in Microsoft Excel. They can also be custom-built with user-specified variables via a web interface. The main objective of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication. See also their Education Information Center.
Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children's well-being. Combined international statistics are available in the annual report The State of the World's Children.
Many of these publications include statistics on the situation of women and children worldwide.
United Nations data on housing and building statistics in Europe, from the ECE Bulletin of Housing and Building statistics. Data from 1990 to present for 53 countries.
From the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The statistics section of SourceOECD includes data in the areas of international trade, telecommunications, foreign aid, migration, and many other categories. Between the full-text publications and statistical data analysis, the topics covered are country studies, forecasting publications, reports, and socioeconomic datasets.
Covers six specific fields of concern: population, families, health, education, work and politics and human rights. The data are compiled mainly from official national and international sources. Site is updated at least once a year.
Data on the incidence of reported crime and the operations of criminal justice systems. Includes data sets for 1970 to 2000 (see "Survey Waves" section at bottom of page).
Presents data from environmental observation sources.
WHOSIS is the World Health Organization's most extensive statistical database. Statistics viewable by topic or by country/region.
European monetary unit data profile
Under construction: Topic Indicators offer an overview of statistics in this research area. Users can choose a country or group from the drop-down menu to compare it to the aggregate figure for developing countries. Excel versions and time series data are available in the WDI CD-ROM and WDI Online (UIUC access only) databases. The index of indicators and their corresponding tables helps to navigate the contents of the sample tables.
WDI Online is composed of more than 550 indicators in 80 tables, organized in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The tables cover 148 economies and 14 country groups-with basic indicators for a further 59 economies. The data go back to 1960, depending on the country.
Presents several types of GDP data, as well as statistics on inflation, for all countries, advanced economies, and developing countries. Updated twice annually--if you are not seeing the most current version, search the site for 'world economic outlook.'
Information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries (over 140 countries in total) in an easily retrievable, exportable, and analyzable format. Data is at both cross-country and time series levels over the period 1950-98, with a particular focus on the period since 1980. A new version of the database is expected to be available in Fall 2004. From the World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Provides data on fertility, mortality, family planning, population policies, and world population estimates and projections. From the United Nations Population Division.
Covers trade in merchandise and commercial services at world and regional level, plus historical developments of international trade. Broken down by country, region and economic grouping from 1980 onwards.