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Statistics Sources  

This guide highlights a selection of statistical resources of relevance for students of international affairs.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the SAIS Library's Statistics guide, designed to highlight a selection of our best resources.

Remember, the SAIS reference librarians are here to help. If you know of a useful source we haven't included, please share it with us!

See also the Eisenhower Library Data and Statistics Guide.

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Key Sources: World-Wide Coverage

  • Economist Intelligence Unit Data Services  
    Choose CountryData, Market Indicators and Forecasts, or CityData from the EIU menu.
  • Global Insight
    Click on "DataInsight-Web".
  • International Monetary Fund Data
    Not getting all the data you need? Look for "My Data" in the center of the page and create a user account or sign in if you already have an account. Use query builder to select your concept, country and dates, and click on the download icon. You will soon receive an email from the IMF with a link to the data.
  • OECD iLibrary  
    Connect to OECD iLibrary and click on "Statistics".
  • Passport GMID Euromonitor  
    To access data, click on "Menu Search" or use the tool bar at the top. First select your categor(ies), then countr(ies). After retrieving your search, you can adjust the time series, getting data back to 1977.
  • UNData  
  • World dataBank (World Bank)
    World Bank databases including World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, African Development Indicators and more. WDI is also in print: REF HC59.15 .W67


These annuals offer good statistical overviews, often pointing to sources with more detailed data:


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