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International Development: Data & Statistics

General sources

UK Data Service

A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service, and others.

The largest data archive in the world offering more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data for US and international micro data.

Statistical OECD databases and series plus full-text books, periodicals and reports.

EMIS - macro data and financial data from emerging market economies as well as news, business and financial sources.

The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database

The WHO's main health statistics repository. You can find a range of health topics like mortality, the burden of disease, infectious diseases, risk factors and health expenditures.
Access Worldbank data directly via the Databank or browse the data catalog.

Country Profiles and Reports

Service from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex offering country profiles, resource guides, newsletters and newsfeeds.

Data on inequality, trade, aid, education, agriculture, migration, health, FDI, population, governance, private sector and debt, and to websites that host and/or catalogue household survey data.

Sources include Global Insight, Quest Economics, and BBC Monitoring.

An interactive maps provide access to country reports provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Includes EIU monitors & Global Insight.


Contains Oxford Analytica reports and Oxford Economic Briefings.


Source Complete

Country reports from various publishers including the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

UN data

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

UN Commodity Price data (username and password required via Weblearn)

Internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.

Financial data

Contains a wealth of series for individual countries including historical financial data.

Provides access to a number of datasets for financial research and analysis: CISDM, Compustat NA, CRSP, CUISP, GovPX, I/B/E/S, NYSE TAQ, & Thomson Reuters.
Only academic staff and postgraduates may register for WRDS access by clicking on the link on the sign-in webpage.

Passport - HomePassport GMID  (Global Market Information Database) provides business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers; includes statistics, full market reports and comment on emerging industry, country and consumer trends.

Cross-national time-series

Databanks International:
Time-Series (CNTS)
Data Archive

This longitudinal national dataseries provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for over 200 countries with 196 variables with comprehensive listing of international and national country data facts. General categories include demographic, social, political, and economic topics.
For more information about the dataset go to the publisher's site.


Landscan Global Population Database

A population database that maps geographical distribution of a populace within cells of one-kilometre resolution over a 24 hour period. This allows assessment, estimation and visualisation of populations reacting to disease outbreaks, social upheaval or natural disasters. The modelling process uses sub-national level census counts and other data for each country combined with high resolution imagery analysis.

Political data

International Terrorism (ITERATE)

PRS Researcher's Dataset: ICRG T3B - Political Risk (CD-ROM)

Armed Conflict Database

monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.

Country Data

INDIASTATSocio-economic statistical information about India.

All-China data centre.