This guide highlights a selection of statistical resources of relevance for students of international affairs.
Last Updated: May 3, 2016
SAIS Library's Statistics guide highlights a selection of our best statistics resources.
Remember, the SAIS research librarians are here to help.
See also the Eisenhower Library Data and Statistics Guide.
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- EIU Data Services
Choose CountryData, Market Indicators and Forecasts, or CityData from the EIU menu.
- OECD Stat
OECD Stat enables users to search for and extract data from OECD databases. Also known for its International Energy Agency Statistics.
- International Monetary Fund Data
Int'l Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Govt Finance Statistics, and more. TIP: Use the "Query Builder"
- UNCTAD Stat
- World dataBank (World Bank)
World Bank databases including World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, African Development Indicators and more.
- Passport GMID Euromonitor
To access data, click on "Search." First select your categor(ies), then countr(ies). After retrieving your search, you can adjust the time series, getting data back to 1977.
- Global Insight
Click on "DataInsight-Web". Includes data from IMF, central banks, and more.
- Global Financial Data
Covering 300 years, GFD tracks the growth of the European, US and global economies in the 1800s and 1900s for both developing and emerging markets.
- Statista: the Statistics Portal
Integrates data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources.
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