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Databases

General, searchable databases that contain data on multiple variables from which datasets can be compiled by country/year/variable. Searchable databases that only contain certain types of variables, e.g. on education or health, are listed here and under their respective topic.

 

GENERAL DATABASES:

 

World Development Indicators (World Bank)

Data for all countries from 1970 to present on: agriculture, aid effectiveness, debt, education, energy and mining, environment, finance, health, infrastructure, labor, and poverty.

 

World Economic Outlook Database (IMF)

Selected macroeconomic data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade, and commodity prices. Data available from 1980. Projections are also provided.

 

United Nations Common Database (UN)

Selected data series from numerous specialised international data sources for all countries

 

Penn World Table 6.2 (University of Pennsylvania)

Purchasing power parity and national income accounts (basic macroeconomic data) converted to international prices for 188 countries for 1950-present.

 

International Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

159 samples of census microdata from 55 countries containing records for 325 million individuals. Researchers can apply for customs extracts from the international IPUMS.

 

World Bank Working Paper Datasets (World Bank)

Datasets compiled for World Bank Research Papers by topic.

 

Human Development Report Data (United Nations)

Development data compiled for the Human Development Report 2009 by country.

Provides economic and social data for Asian countries from 1988 onwards.

 

Asian Development Bank Statistical Database System (ADB)

 

CEPALSTAT Latin America and the Caribbean Statistics (ECLAC)

Economic and social indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean from 1950 onwards.

 

 

AGRICULTURAL DATABASES:

Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) Database (FAO)

 

EDUCATION DATABASES:

Education Statistics Database - EdStats (To access data click "Data Query" in left menu bar) (World Bank)

Education Statistics by Country (UNESCO-UIS)

 

 

FDI DATABASES:

FDI Database by Country & Year (UNCTAD)

Doing Business Database by Country & Year (World Bank)

Bilateral investment treaty database (UNCTAD)

 

 

GOVERNANCE:

DataGob Database (IDB)

Governance Surveys Database (World Bank)

 

 

HEALTH DATABASES:

Health, Nutrition and Population Database (Click "Data Query System" in left menu bar) (World Bank)

DHS STATCompiler (USAID)

INEQUALITY DATABASES:

World Income Inequality Database V 2.0c (WIDER)

Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEDLAS)

 

 

MIGRATION DATABASES:

Global Migrant Origin Database for circa 2000 (DRC)

Migration Policy Institute Migration database (MPI)

International Labour Migration Database (ILO)

 

 

POPULATION DATABASES:

Health, Nutrition and Population Database (Click "Data Query System" in left menu bar) (World Bank)

Population and Housing Census Database (User registration required, see left menu) (IPUMS International)

 

PRIVATE SECTOR DATABASES:

Doing Business Data (World Bank)

Enterprise Surveys (World Bank)

Privatization Database (World Bank)

Entrepreneurship Database (World Bank)

 

TRADE DATABASES:

 

   

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