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Intergovernmental organizations
ESDS International Provides access to the major databanks produced by the international governmental organisations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. It also provides access to a range of international survey datasets including the European Social Survey and Eurobarometer. Databases hosted include the major statistical publications of the IMF, World Bank, IEA, OECD, UN, Eurostat, ILO and the UK Office for National Statistics. Raven password and ESDS registration
International Household Survey Network This is a partnership of international organizations seeking to improve the availability, quality and use of survey data in developing countries. It has a catalogue of surveys and censuses'' which have been conducted in developing countries. Unrestricted
UN Comtrade UN Comtrade contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of nearly 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year. It is considered the most comprehensive trade database available with more than 1 billion records. The database is continuously updated. Whenever trade data are received from the national authorities, they are standardized by the UN Statistics Division and then added to UN Comtrade. Cam domain / Raven password
United Nations Demographic and Social Statistics Provides access to full text demographic and statistical publications and databases. Unrestricted
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Gender Statistics Database Database for sex-disaggregated social data. Unrestricted
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Statistics Provides global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication. Unrestricted
United Nations Millennium Indicators Database This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Unrestricted
United Nations Social Indicators Includes indicators which cover a range of subjects including education, housing, health and water. Unrestricted
United Nations Statistical Division Provides access to a wide variety of freely available UN statistsical databases. Unrestricted
World Bank Bulletin Board on Statistical Capacity Provides information on various aspects of national statistical systems of developing countries, including a country-level statistical capacity indicator. Unrestricted
World Bank EdStats World Banks' database of education statistics including : enrollment, progression & completion indicators ; Learning outcome data ; data on education inequalities ; education projections to 2025 & 2050 ; World Bank Education Project Information ; expenditures on education. Unrestricted
World Bank GenderStats A database of gender statistics compiled from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank conducted or funded surveys. The data can be downloaded in Excel format. Unrestricted
World Bank HNP Stats World Bank's database of health, nutritition and population statistics. Unrestricted
World Bank ICT at a Glance Provides key data on information and communications technologies, with sections on economic and social context, ICT sector structure, and ICT sector performance on a country by country basis. Unrestricted
World Health Organization Global Health Repository Provides data and analyses on global health priorities. It contains a data repository which contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimensional query functionality. It is the WHO's main health statistics repository. There are also country statistical pages which bring together the main health data and statistics for each country. Unrestricted
Academic organizations
Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Data Portal Provides an interface to datasets hosted by social science data archives across Europe. The information within the portal can be viewed in any of nine languages and can be search by a multilingual thesaurus. Unrestricted
Penn World Tables From the University of Pennsylvania, provide purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 168 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000. Expenditure entries are denominated in a common set of prices in a common currency so that real quantity comparisons can be made, both between countries and over time. It also provides information about relative prices within and between countries, as well as demographic data and capital stock estimates. Unrestricted
Other organizations
Asian Development Bank Statistical Database System Is a searchable database of essential social, economic, and financial indicators relating to ADB's developing member countries. Contains data from 1988 onwards. Unrestricted
CIA World Factbook Frequently updated maps and country profiles, including information on geography, demography, economy, communication, transport, defence, governance and transnational issues organised by country. Unrestricted
International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Provides ratings affecting political risk, economic risk and financial risk for 140 developed, emerging, and frontier markets. Over 30 different metrics are used to assess these types of risk. The ICRG methodoogy is used consistently by researchers at the IMF. Contact the Marshall Library for login details
MacroDataGuide Developed by the Norwegian Social Science Data Service, this is a guide to locating high quality data for social science research. It provides information on what data is avaialable, where it can be foun and a qualitative assessment of these resources. Unrestricted
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) NCES collects and analyzes data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. Table present different facets of education - such as education participation and education outcomes for the U.S. and a range of other countries. Unrestricted
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Database on Military Expenditure Provides military expenditure data by country from 1988 onwards in local currency, at current prices ; in US dollars, at constant (2009) prices and exchange rates ; and as a share (%) of GDP. Unrestricted
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intellectual Property Statistics Produces annual statistics on intellectual property. The Organization also publishes statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in the protection of IP rights internationally. Unrestricted