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International

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.

Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific is a publication of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and contains 31 regional tables and 38 country tables on 40 countries. Contents include: population, labour force and employment, national accounts, production, energy, price indices, money and banking, government finance, external trade, balance of payments, international reserves, exchange rates, and external indebtedness. Some tables contain retrospective data to 1984. Annual data. PDF and Excel formats.

IMF Data

IMF Data provides international financial statistics on a broad range of topics including currency, trade, reserves, debt, fiscal indicators, economics, revenue, finance statistics, labour, etc. Also offers data analytic tools and reports.

Datastream (Thomson Reuters)

The Map & Data Library has an account with Datastream International which provides the University with access to a remote database of around 1.5 billion time-series of financial and economic statistics, covering all countries of the world. The Datastream database covers company, financial and economic data from all major markets in the world. The information is grouped by equities, bonds, company accounts, stock market indices, interest and exchange rates, economic statistics, futures and options, warrants, and commodities.

Country rankings guide

A list of country rankings based on indicators that try to measure different characteristics of countries around the world. Most of these rankings are ongoing and recurring. Be careful when using these indexes because they often measure qualities that are difficult to quantify. Moreover, methodologies often change year to year; therefore, multiyear comparisons are often invalid. For these reasons, it is important to know the methodologies used to derive these cross country comparisons. Most of the indexes included provide their methodology.