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Reference Books with Statistics
2012 Statistical Abstract: International Statistics
Statistics for the world as a whole and for many countries on a comparative basis with the United States. Data are shown for population, births and deaths, social and industrial indicators, finances, agriculture, communication, and military affairs.
Source for statistical data for nearly every country around the world. In addition to statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions are available;
GlobalStat: Database on Developments in a Globalised World
GlobalStatis a service provided by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (hereafter referred to as “FFMS”) and the European University Institute (hereafter referred to as “EUI”) to users on a worldwide basis, providing easy access to data. All data and metadata provided on GlobalStat’s website are available free of charge. The data and metadata may be downloaded for personal research and information purposes only. Any additional modifications, developments, enhancements, re-production and/or re-dissemination for other purposes, whether in hard copy or electronically, require the consent of the original copyright holder(s).
International Data Base (IDB)
Maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau, IDB has tracked the population of foreign countries since 1960. For countries and areas recognized by the U.S. Department of State and which have populations of 5,000 or more, population size and components of change are provided for each calendar year beyond the initial or base year, through 2050.
International Statistical Activities UNECE
The Statistical Division of UNECE plays a central role in coordinating international statistical activities between the countries of the UNECE region and beyond, helping to strengthen, modernize and harmonize statistical systems.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Wide spectrum of information dealing with refugees and human rights issues.
U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau
Foreign trade statistics and country demographics.
Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
UNICEF Information by Country
Social indicators including mortality, education, income, nutrition, health, HIV/AIDS, women’s status, child protection and other demographic and econimic indicators. Provided by the UNICEF agency of the United Nations.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.