The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development

by Adam Szirmai,




On this page, links to major sources of international data are provided.



Millennium Development Goals
Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), The MacroData Guide

OECD, Statistics (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-oporation and Development (OECD)

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC)

UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UN Economical and Social Development

UN Statistics Division

World Bank Group
World Bank, World development indicators

World Fact Book (CIA)



Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO, Food security indicators

FAO Statistical Database (FAOSTAT)

The USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information Systems (ESMIS)

World Resources Institute (WRI)



The Brookings Institution, Development, Aid and Governance Indicators (DAGI)

OECD DAC Aid statistics

OECD, International Development Statistics


Culture & Education

Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Ethnologue, languages of the world

Institute of Statistics (UNESCO)

OECD Programme on International Student Assessment (PISA)

Trends in Int. Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

UN Childrens' Fund (UNICEF)

Economy & Trade

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

African Development Bank Group

Asian Development Bank

 Central Bank of China

 Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN COMTRADE)

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL)

Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC)

Historical Statistics (Maddison)

International Comparison Program (World Bank ICP)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

National Statistics of Taiwan

Organisation for Economic Co-oporation and Development (OECD)

Penn World Tables

Szolt database on income inequality:

The European Commission, Economic and Financial Affairs, Economic Databases

UN Conference on Trade and Dev. (UNCTAD)


US Census Bureau

Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)

World Bank,International Debt Statistics

World Bank Poverty Database Povcalnet

World Economic Outlook Database IMF

World Trade Organization (WTO)


Energy, Technology & Environment

BP Statistical Review

FAO Forestry Department

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

US Department of Energy

US Patent and Trademark Office

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

World Resources Institute (WRI)


International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (WHO & UNICEF)

UN Childrens' Fund (UNICEF)

Water Page, The

World Health Organization (WHO)

Joint Programme on Aids (UNAIDS)


International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA)

UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Institutions and Governance


Country institutional profiles database of the World Bank (CPIA)

Gothenburg institutional database

Institutional Profiles database

Inter-American Development Bank, Governance Indicators Database

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Transparency international database

World Bank, Actionable Governance Indicators Data Portal

World Bank, Worldwide Governance Indicators


Politics, Conflicts & Human Rights

Amnesty International

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

Center for Systemic Peace (Marshall)

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly


Freedom House

Freedom House, Democracy's Century

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

International Centre for Prison Studies

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Transparency International

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

UCDP/PRIO database on battle deaths

UN Office Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)

UN Treaty Collection

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)


Population & Labour Market

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC)

International Labour Organization (ILO)


ILO Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

UN Population Division

UN Population Information Network (POPIN)

US Census Bureau



copyright 2004: Adam Szirmai - design: Rik Luiten - last update: 03/02/2015