Worldwide Statistical Resources

There are many sources for statistics on a worldwide, regional, or country basis. This is a selective list. The governments of many countries publish statistics online, as do international organizations. Northwestern University Library's Government Information Department provides links to the web sites of foreign governments and international governmental organizations

Statistical sources that are broad in scope:

Europa World:The Europa World Year Book OnlineAvailable from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community: Statistical and other detailed information for countries and international organizations. Also available in print as Europa World Year Book: I,REF JN 1 .E84

NationMaster : Data from various sources can be displayed and compared graphically among nations.

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web: University of Auckland Library. Free statistical data from official sources. Data may be searched by country, region, or topic.

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB): "UNCDB provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas."

World Factbook: United States Central Intelligence Agency. Statistical and other information for countries worldwide. Also available in print: I,REF G 122 .U56a

Specialized statistical sources:

Afrobarometer: "A comparative series of national public attitude surveys on democracy, markets and civil society in Africa."

Asia-Pacific in Figures: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

Demographic Yearbook: Annuaire dÉmographique: United Nations. Also available in print: Int 782 D38

Eurostat: Statistical Office of the European Union. Full access available from Northwestern University Government Information Department.

Human Development Report statistics: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

International Financial Statistics : International Monetary Fund.

SourceOECDAvailable from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). An online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals.

World Bank: Countries & Regions: Profiles and reports on over 100 developing economies.

World Economic Outlook Databases: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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