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Statistics Sources: International

This Guide will help you find a variety of statistical sources published in books and the on the Internet.

International Sources

A selected list of organizations providing international data.

  • CIA World Factbook - a valuable source of information on every country in the world.  Each entry includes a map, demographic, economic and transnational issues about each country.
  • Country Profiles - this data consists of various economic and social indicators tracked by the World Bank.
  • International Monetary Fund - this organization was set up to try to bring stability to the international monetary system. It lends money to countries with balance of payment and other money issues. They also publish numerous reports and studies, including the World Economic Outlook.
  • International Renewable Energy Agency - an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
  • OECD - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an international organisation that works on establishing evidence-based international standards and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges
  • Our World In Data - an incredibly rich site with articles and charts on everything from demographics to health to food and agriculture to poverty statistics.
  • Statistical Yearbook  - this United Nations publication is "a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels."

See also the United States page of this Guide for links to Think Tanks, many of which conduct research on international issues.