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World Bank's Open Data initiative provides access to World Bank data catalog listing of available resources. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Topics include health, education, gender, science and technology, agriculture, energy, and aid effectiveness as well as economy and finance. WDI World development indicators
Global Development Finance
African Development Indicators ADI
Global Economic Monitor GEM
Research Datasets and Analytical Tools
Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH)
Millennium Development Indicators
Health Nutrition and Population Statistics
Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI)
Logistics Performance Index (LPI)
Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS/GDDS)
International Comparison Program
Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI)
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics showing the key messages contained in the data. Under each table is a link to an Excel spreadsheet enabling the user to access the data. This publication is available in print form, as an iPhone app, and in html form.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides extensive list of indicators arranged by topic. Most can be downloaded as Excel files or are available as real-time data which can be downloaded as comma separated values files.
An online, multilingual database currently containing time-series records covering international statistics in: production, trade, food-balance sheets, food aid shipments, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest and fishery products, agricultural machinery and population.
IPUMS-International is an effort to inventory, preserve, harmonize, and disseminate census microdata from around the world. The project has collected the world's largest archive of publicly available census samples. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research. IPUMS-International makes these data available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system. Users must register, but data is free after registration.