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AidData
Provides tools, visualizations, services and data for development finance

Asian Development Bank Publications Catalog
Includes Key Indicator series, Asian Development Outlook, country reports, staff papers, and fact sheets

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Statistics
International financial statistics

CIA World Factbook
Statistics by country

Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Data
Links to international macro, trade and labor data used in CEPR working papers

Center for Global Development (CGD) Publications 
A collecti0n of CGD working papers, publications and data sets

Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis FRED
Federal Reserve Economic Data, a database of 20,070 U.S. economic time series including CPI, PPI, employment, financial data, population, etc

The Groningen Growth and Development Centre
A collection of databases, including the total economy database

IMF: World Economic Outlook Database
Contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report

IMF: International Financial Statistics (IFS) online
Standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, available only to subscribers online.

Inter-American Development Bank
1,000 searchable statistics and indicators for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

National Bureau of Economics Research Data Collection
Datasets from NBER working papers

OECD Statistics Portal
Data is available by topic

Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Information on population, health and the environment for over 200 countries

United Nations

Children’s Fund (UNICEF) statistics and monitoring
Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being

UNICEF’s Child Info
Access to all of UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, and reporting on Progress for Children toward the Millennium Development Goals.

Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UNCTAD statistical databases online, including Commodity Price Statistics, Handbook of Statistics, Foreign Direct Investment, ICT Statistics, Millennium Indicators, TRAINS.

Development Program (UNDP)
Human Development Report data

Environment Program (UNEP) GEO Data Portal
Datasets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report

FAOSTAT
Data on food production and nutrition

Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO)

Institute for Statistics (UIS)

International Labor Organization (ILO) Statistics

UN Statistics division
A collection of statistical databases (Millenium Indicators, national accounts, population data, social indicators, etc.)

World Bank

World Bank Open Data
The Data Catalog provides download access to over 7,000 indicators from World Bank data sets.

Doing Business Database
Topics include Entry Regulation, Contract Enforcement, Bankruptcy, Credit Markets, Labor Markets.

A New Database on Financial Development and Structure (updated May 2009)
This dataset of financial development and structure across countries and over time unites a range of indicators that measure the size, activity, and efficiency of financial intermediaries and markets.

Macroeconomic and Growth Datasets

Living Standards Measurement Study Datasets

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Data by Topic


Business Environment

Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS)
World Bank Research

Doing Business Database
Topics covered including Entry Regulation, Contract Enforcement, Bankruptcy, Credit Markets, Labor Markets

World Business Environment Survey
World Bank Research

Education
Barro-Lee Datasets
International data on educational attaintment

EDSTATS
World Bank Database on educational statistics

Educational Attainment and Enrollment Around the World
World Bank project that gives access to graphs and data collected from the “Demographic and Health Surveys” (DHS)

Education and Training Databases
Information put together by OECD

Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO)
Data provided by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Food and Nutrition
Agriculture and Fisheries
Information put together by OECD

Child Nutrition Databases
Information put together by UNICEF

FAOSTAT
Data on Food Production and Nutrition

Finance and Financial Markets
Beck-Levine: A New Database on Financial Development and Structure
Dataset of financial development and structure across countries and over time

Finance Database
Information put together by OECD

Financial Data by Country
Information put together by the IMF

International Banking Statistics
Bank for International Settlements

IMF: International Financial Statistics (IFS) online
IMF Database available by subscription only

Governance
Corruption Surveys Index
Information put together by Transparency International

Database in Political Institutions
World Bank Research

Economic Freedom
Information put together by the Fraser Institute

Global Corruption Report
Information put together by Transparency International

Good Practices Database
Information put together by the UN Statistics Division

Governance Research Indicators
World Bank Research

Growth and Development
Growth Datasets
Economic resources maintained by Jonathan Temple and hosted by the University of Bristol

Penn World Table
Information put together by the Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania

Sala-i-Martin’s Data on Growth
Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin’s, Columbia University Department of Economics, homepage

The Groningen Growth and Development Center
The Total Economy and the 60 Industry Database

The World Economic Outlook DATABASE
Information put together by the IMF

Health
UNICEF Health Statistics
Collection of health statistics compiled by UNICEF

OECD Health Statistics
Collection of health statistics compiled by OECD

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Website
Information put together by the International Programs Center of the U.S. Census Bureau

Labor
Labor Database
Information put together by OECD

LABORSTA
Information put together by the ILO

Occupational Wages around the World (OWW) Database
From the NEBR working paper #8058 by Freeman and Oostendorp

Population
Population Refrence Bureau (PRB) Database
Database contains data on 95 demographic variables for more than 200 countries

Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Information put together by the University of  Michigan

Demography and Population Database
Information put together by OECD

Poverty
PovertyNet
Data and tools, provides information and links on datasets and poverty indicators

WDI Online
World Development Indicators – access via subscription only

Political Economy
Political Economy Data Links
Provided by Economic Organization and Public Policy (EOPP) at LSE

Political Data Links
Provided by Center for Political Science, Harvard

Trade
Bilateral Trade Observations
Information put together by the Center for Economic Policy Research

Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UNCTAD Databases online

International Trade Database
Information put together by OECD

Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb
Information put together by the U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. Antidumping Databases and Links
Information from NBER

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Data by Country

Africa Research Program Database
Provided by Harvard

Census Bureau
Product catalogue

Links to National Statistical Offices
Provided by Harvard’s CID

International Trade Commission
Trade data

Security and Exchange Commission
EDGAR Database

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment and wages

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