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Asian Development Bank (ADB) - statistical database system (SDBS)

The Statistical Database System (SDBS) is the Asian Development Bank’s central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries (DMCs). The SDBS data come from statistical contacts that are mostly national statistics offices and central banks of the DMCs. SDBS also store data from other international organizations' databases and websites. This Internet version of SDBS contains data that are freely accessible by the public.

World population dashboard

Presents data from the State of the World Population report. Includes demographic, social and economic indicators: population projections, % urban, arable land, fertility rate, GNP per capita, % government expenditure on healh and education, external assistance, child mortality, per capita energy consumption, access to safe water. Also, for less populous contries: infant mortality, life expectancy, maternal mortality, primary and secondary education enrollments, births per 1,000 women, contraceptive prevalence, HIV prevalence. Most statistics are one year only (current) or projected.

Social indicators

Includes: child-bearing, child and elderly populations, contraceptive use, education, health, housing, human settlements, income and economic activity, literacy, population, unemployment, water supply and sanitation. Latest year only, no historical data. Reference year varies. Download in xls.

SESRIC statistics & databases

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), was founded as a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in pursuance of Resolution No. 2/8-E adopted by the Eighth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM), held in Tripoli in May 1977. The Centre started its activities in Ankara on 1 June 1978.

SESRIC databases include Basic Social and Economic Indicators Database (BASEIND), OIC Statistics (OICStat) Database, SESRIC Motion Chart Generator, and OIC Member States in Figures.

World Bank open data

This site is meant to provide all users with improved access to World Bank data and to make that data easy to find and use. The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data and statistics about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog.

Millennium development goals indicators

Includes: poverty, child hunger, education, literacy, child mortality, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, forest, energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, solid fuels, drinking water, sanitation, slum dwellers, official development assistance, market access, debt sustainability, unemployment, affordable drugs, telephones and personal computers, Internet use. Last 15 years of annual data. Download in .csv format.

Life during growth (1999) dataset

Contains 95 macroeconomic indicators for 263 countries: individual rights and democracy, political instability and war, education, health, transport and communications, inequality across class and gender (Gini coefficients), and 'bads, Up to 4 time periods, 1960-1990. Excel format. Data are from a variety of source databases.