Global and multi-regional

Some data resources are notable as they allow advanced browsing of data collected according to region or country or in some cases across region and country.

  • AREAER Online
    The Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) tracks the exchange rate and trade regimes of all members of the International Monetary Fund and three territories (Aruba, Hong Kong SAR, and Curaçao and Sint Maarten—formerly the Netherlands Antilles). Data can be searched across years, countries, and specific categories.

  • Databanks International: Cross-National Time-Series (CNTS) Data Archive
    This longitudinal national dataseries provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for over 200 countries with 196 variables with comprehensive listing of international and national country data facts. General categories include demographic, social, political, and economic topics.
    For more information about the data archive go to the publisher's site.

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports
    Data and analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit which provides an overview of an individual country and covers politics, economy, risk, industry and other issues. This analysis is also used as the basis for five year forecasts of future developments. Reports and statistics are updated monthly.

  • International Election Monitoring: Three Global Datasets on Election Quality, Election Events and International Election Observation
    Data collection focusing on elections and election monitoring throughout the world on the national level.
    Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    The IMF Country information database includes information on 189 countries, members of the organization which is generally updated daily.Information includes the financial position of the country in the Fund, its transactions with the Fund, economic evaluations and projections, as well as a chronologically ordered list of press releases concerning the desired listed country.

  • Knoema
    A US-based company aims to discover, extract, and normalize data to make it usable through our open data platform. It's search engine moves beyond simple keyword search results to dataset discovery and auto-generated visualization collections to represent your data query.

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    A major source for global monthly, quarterly and annual data and statistics on trade and international development. Most of these surveys are made available through the UK Data Service but further analysis and commentary is provided by the OECD iLibrary.

  • United Nations Country profiles
    Comprehensive guide all member states of the United Nations including summary statistics, economic and social indicators and statistics on environment and trade.

  • United Nations Data
    An access and dissemination point for statistics gathered by the United Nations. A country data services tool is also provided which lists all of the statistical agencies of member states.

  • World Bank
    Country based ‘at a glance’ resource which provides an overview including information on economic growth, gross domestic product, inflation and population. Tools are provided to graph, map and compare more than 1,000 time series indicators from the World Development Indicators and more than 5,000 indicators from other collections such as education statistics, gender statistics and regional development Indicators.

Further resources on this theme may be found by using SOLO, OxLIP+ and the relevant library LibGuides.

Recommendations for additions to this list are always welcome. Please use the Recommend a resource form or email the Bodleian Data Library with suggestions.

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