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International Indicators

International Economic Indicators

International Debt Statistics
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Geography: Global

Also known as "GDF Online."  A subscription from the World Bank.  Has data for the 135 countries that report to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System.  Indicators include external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios, average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructurings, and scheduled debt service projections.  Also includes topical country data and regional aggregates.


IMF eLibrary
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Geography: Global

A licensed supplement to the open access content on the IMF website. The IMF eLibrary delivers the IMF’s publications, research, analytical papers, reports, and data as a one-stop resource for IMF content.  Includes the IMF's International Financial Statistics. 


OECD iLibrary
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Geography: Global

All publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998.


World Bank eLibrary
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Geography: Global

The full collection of all publications and research including: All Economic Review (WBER) and Research Observer (WBRO) since 1996. All Development Outreach issues. All Policy Research Working Papers since 1995. All content is made available immediately upon release.  


World Development Indicators
Access: Public
Geography: Global

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.


International Labour Organization
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Geography: Global

Key global information regarding the world of work, as well as economic and social development, including both publications and datasets of indicators. 


Center for International Data
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Geography: Global

Housed at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis, the center collects, enhances, creates, and disseminates international economic data, including:  tariffs, imports/exports, and the Penn World Tables, i.e. national accounts for each country.  


US Census:  International Programs
Access: Public
Geography: Global

Demographic, economic, and geographic studies of 100+ countries. 


What are indicators?

They are statistics about economic development or human welfare in a region, often presented as time series data, i.e. data for the same variable captured at different times, usually at a regular frequency, e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. 

Common Economic Indicators Common Social Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), output by sectors, private consumption, retail sales volume, employment, unemployment, average earnings, investment, productivity, inflation, producer input and output prices, current account, volume of trade in goods and services, exports, imports, public debt, and interest rates. Adult literacy, education expenditure, fertility rate, household income and time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour and criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban and rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water and air quality.

Source: A Dictionary of Economics

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