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International Organizations 

International Monetary Foundation  

International Government Organization A-Z list
Compiled by Northwestern University, the A-Z international organizations list link international governmental organizations that deal with issues such as development, economics, environment, intergovernmental relations, criminal justice and law, labor, and science.

World Bank

World Health Organization

United Nations 

Full Text Online Publications 

UN Education for all: Global Monitoring Report 2009
Report covers education inequity and why governance policies matters, what policies work. 2009 global education statistics table included. 

World Development Report 2009
World Development Report 2009 highlights today's biggest development challenges at the local, national, and international levels. Previous annual report are available at World Development Report since 1978

World Economic Outlook Update 2009 

Poverty data: A supplement to World Development Indicators 2008
The booklet provides the country-level estimates of poverty that were first released in October 2008. 

World Economic Outlook Reports
It presents International Monetary Foundation staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.

CIA World Factbook
For each of the over 250 countries included countries overview, map and flag, geographic, population, government, economic, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issue information is provided.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009 The latest report published by United Union. Past issue available since the year of 1948 to 2008.

Word Economic and Social Survey 2009 The survey provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. Past issues are available since 1948.

IMF Financial Activities List 2009

Weekly summary of financial assistance to member countries in support of their policy programs, available IMF resources, arrears, and key IMF rates. Includes current Stand-By, Extended, and Poverty Reduction and Growth (PRGF) Arrangements and Status of Commitments of HIPC Assistance. Key IMF Financial Statistics included.

Initial Result from UIS Pilot Survey on Library Statistics The UIS launched the pilot survey of statistics on academic and public libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean in 2007. The report highlights the survey findings.

Official Statistic Agencies by Country U.S. Census provides official statistic agencies by county in the world. Each country’s statistic agency provides selected statistical data on various topics. Most agencies provide in English as some of them only provides in their own language.

International Organization Databases

Country at Glance The database allows users to retrieve selected country’s overview, statistic data on economy, environment, health, technology, and primer news media.

Country Studies: Area Handbook (Library of Congress)
Written by experts knowing with the country, the database provide 101 countries’ Comprehensive description and analysis of a country's detailed history, economy, social system, education and culture, trade and transportation, science and technology, political process, government, and more.

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)
DHS are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition. Information includes family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/STIs (sexually transmitted infections), and reproductive health. 

Economics and Statistics (Asian Development Bank)
ADB economics and statistics provide comprehensive economic analysis and most current economic, financial and social data on ADB's regional members. The publications Asian Development Outlook and Key Indicators are updated on regular basis. ADB also publishes special analytical report such as food price and inflation in developing country.

Economic Statistic: Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (United Union)
Provided by United Union, the data presents each month current economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. Some tables present annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments. 

Global Education Database
Provided by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Center for Human Capacity Development, the database provides selected statistical data on international education.  

IMF Members Financial Data by Country
Summary of IMF members’ quota, reserve position, SDR holdings, outstanding credit, recent lending arrangements, projected payments due to the IMF, and monthly historical transactions with the Fund. Update monthly as one month before the current month.  
Searchable databases that allow users to generate statistical lists and country profiles on a variety of criteria. Data retrieved from the CIA World Factbook. 

It includes key population and health statistics published in DHS final reports. The STATcomplier allow users to choose from over 130 indicators form more than 200 surveys in 70+ countries.  

Trade Analytical Tables (Publications)   
Free access to the latest analytical tables which cover trade values and indices for individual countries and regions. It includes International Trade Statistics Yearbook tables, Annual Totals Table (Country totals compared).  Monthly Bulletin of Statistics tables and Historical data 1900 -1960 are forthcoming.  

UN Databases  
Complete list of UN Databases covers treaties, statistics, catalogues, and directories. 

UN Data  
UN Statistics Division lists its unrestricted access statistical databases as the following:

Census Knowledge Base more...

Demographic Yearbook system
Statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce, more...

Distat, the United Nations Disability Statistics Database
Basic statistics on human functioning and disability, more...

Good practices database
View this valuable source of information in good practices in official statistics, more...

Distat, the United Nations Disability Statistics Database
Basic statistics on human functioning and disability, more...

Experience this global learning project for middle and secondary students with statistical information on countries. more...

Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI)
View the monthly oil data for the countries reporting to UNSD, more...

Millennium Indicators Database
48 indicators, to measure progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Declaration development goals. more...

National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
Contains a complete and consistent set of time series of main national accounts aggregates from 1970 onwards, more...

Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants
Population of city proper urban agglomeration, more...

Population and Vital Statistics on Internet
Quarterly report on the latest census and mid-year population; latest vital statistics of births, deaths and infant deaths, more...

Social Indicators
Tables with social indicators covering a wide range of subject matter fields such as education, housing, health, water, more...

Statistics and indicators on women and men
Statistics and indicators on six specific fields of concern: population, families, health, education, work and politics and human rights, more...

UN Comtrade Database
As one of UN Databases, Comtrade contains more than 1 billion trade records starting from 1962. Free access to data. Registered users have full access to all features.

UN Service Trade
Searchable database allow users to generate trade records. For example, retrieve import record from “Egypt” to “Brazil” or any country selected. Free access. Registered user have full access to all features including batching processing function.

UNESCO:World Data On Education
The database focuses on basic descriptions of the main characteristics of the organization and functioning of national education systems provided to United Nation Educational, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) by 158 countries.

United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network
Database  provides crime statistics, publications, and links to the United Nations agencies and other research organizations and universities. 

World Health Organization Statistical Information System
The WHO Statistical Information System is an interactive database bringing together core health statistics for the 193 World Health Organization member states. It comprises more than 70 indicators, which can be accessed by way of a quick search, by major categories, or through user-defined tables.

World Bank Public Education Expenditure Database.
Users can search for public expenditure data on a specific country or on one of 677 expenditure indicators and take advantage of the education finance indicators that the World Bank has garnered through years of research.

World Bank Data and Statistics by topic
Statistical database cover topics including agriculture, education, debt, environment, finance, aids, information & technology and more. Links to country summary tables as well as their online databases are provided.

UNESCO Institute of Statistics on Education, Science, and Culture 
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, literacy, science & technology, culture and communication. Some featured statistics and fact sheet such as “women in science” “science and technology statistics bulletin” are available. 

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