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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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East & Southeast Asia: Social & Economic Data
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Asia & the Pacific in Figures 2000 UN Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (ESCAP) Statistics Division: data "available for all 57 regional members & associate members of ESCAP"
Content-Rich Asian Development Bank: Economics & Statistics Key indicators; Asian Development Outlook; Asian Development Review; reference materials on economic analysis of operations; country economic reviews
Asian Historical Statistics Project Collaborative project aiming to compile & make available economic statistics on modern Asia (excluding Japan) since 1850
AsiaPROFILES Asia Society's tool for statistical comparisons across countries
Atlapedia Online "full color physical & political maps as well as key facts & statistics on countries of the world"
Basic Sources of Economic Statistics Princeton University Library's guide to economic statistics in electronic & print media
The Big Mac Index: Food for Thought The Economist's index measuring countries' differing costs of living based on local costs of a Big Mac, and implying purchasing-power parities (PPP) that can be used in place of market exchange rates to adjust national GDPs (May 27, 2004)
Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID) : CID Data Repository for datasets developed through research at the CID on challenges of sustainable development
City Population - the Largest Cities in the World A comprehensive collection of "statistics & maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world" "Country information from around the world. Over 23,000 pages on over 260 countries"
Corruption Database World Bank research on governance indicators of "of bureaucratic quality, rule of law, & graft"
Content-Rich Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP) Carleton University's database containing "statistical data measures for over hundred performance indicators for 196 countries, spanning fifteen years"; including "country rankings, on-line presentations & a mapping component" (Registration required)
Deininger & Squire Data Set: Measuring Income Inequality Downloadable datasets from the World Bank's Research Group
Digital Chart of the World Pennsylvania State University's server allowing visitors "to download the boundaries & layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set"
Economic Freedom Network Data Downloadable data from the annual report Economic Freedom of the World (Excel format)
Economic Performance & Environmental Quality (EPEQ) From the University of Guelph, "a comprehensive data base showing indicators of aggregate economic activity matched with data on a wide variety of environmental quality indicators ...[&] links to sites ... giving information about all types of pollution policies"
Economy Country Ranks From Rankings of countries by various economic indicators, based on data from The CIA World Factbook & other sources
Eldis Statistics Guide "selection of key websites providing access to statistical data" by Eldis Gateway to Development Information: main collections of wide-ranging development statistics; subject-focused statistics sites; country-focused statisitics sites; directories of statistics; recent research
Content-Rich Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) "An Initiative of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, World Economic Forum," allowing "cross-national comparisons of environmental progress in a systematic and quantitative fashion": report; index; rankings; map viewer
Content-Rich FAOSTAT Home Page FAO's multilingual database covering international statistics in: Production ; Trade ; Food Balance Sheets; Food Aid Shipments; Fertilizer and Pesticides; Land Use & Irrigation; Forest Products; Fishery Products ; Population; Agricultural Machinery
Financial Data & Resource Locators Nanyang Technological University's guide to Singapore & international financial data resources
Finfacts Worldwide Cost of Living Survey Finfact's annual comparison of the cost of living in major cities of the world
Finfacts Worldwide Quality of Life City Rankings Survey 2002 Finfact's survey of cities worldwide: environmental rankings & overall rankings
Foreign Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics "program provide[ing] international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices"
Global Development Network Growth Database Downloadable datasets from the World Bank
Globastat "where you can view country rankings based on the CIA World Factbook data ... how different countries compare to each other in more than 140 categories ranging from population size to electricity consumption per person"
Guide to the International Banking Statistics Guide by the Bank for International Settlements: "to provide reporting countries with definitions & guidelines for the reporting of data; secondly, to give a detailed account of current country practices"
Handbook of International Economic Statistics: 1998 CIA handbook with basic worldwide statistics, maps & charts in PDF format, & tables in Excel format
The Heritage Foundation: Index of Economic Freedom Annual index: "country-by-country analyses & the most up-to-date data available on foreign investment codes, taxes, tariffs, banking regulations, monetary policy, black markets, & more"
IDB Population Pyramids Generation of population pyramids for a country up to year 2050
IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), October 1999 A survey by the staff of the IMF with statistical appendix
Indicators on Illiteracy Table with notes from United Nations Statistics Division
Infonation UN database allowing the user to "to view & compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States"
Interactive Country Comparisons interactive country comparisons by over 300 statistical categories, some graphable
Content-Rich International Data Base (IDB) U. S. Census Bureau's data bank containing "statistical tables of demographic, & socio-economic data for all countries of the world"
International Institute for Management Development (IMD): World Competitiveness Yearbook Annual competiveness scorecard for countries and regional economies; past rankings; executive summary
International Trade Centre Agency operated by UN & WTO to promote trade of developing economies: infobases including trade statistics
Content-Rich International Trade Statistics The International Trade Center's data for 174 member countries of the U.N., Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan & Switizerland, organized by product group & country & by country & product group
Content-Rich Joint BIS-IMF-OECD World Bank Statistics on External Debt Data on 176 developing & transition countries from 1996 to the present
Content-Rich League of Nations: Statistical and Disarmament Documents Northwestern University Library's digital collection containing "the full text of 260 League of Nations documents," including Statistical Yearbook of the League of Nations 1926-44
National Publications & Statistical Yearbooks, Current Statistics & Internet Sites A compilation by the Statistics Division of the United Nations - Everything About Everywhere "a handy way to graphically compare nations ... on all kinds of statistics"
Content-Rich OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web Compiled by the University of Auckland Library: "Free and easily accessible statistics from official sources," searchable by country, region, & topic
OECD in Figures: Statistics on the Member Countries, 2003 Edition Statistics in numerous categories for member countries of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, including Japan & South Korea (PDF format)
Content-Rich OECD Statistics Links to an extensive set of social & economic statistics of OECD member countries & selected transition economies, many in downloadable PDF format
Content-Rich Penn World Data Homepage Online statistics covering 23 key variables on all the major world economies from 1950 to 2000, with interactive graphing facility
Population Reference Bureau Datafinder "data on 95 demographic variables for more than 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions, the world as a whole, the United States as a whole, and the U.S. states
Ranking the Rich 2004 "The second annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 rich nations on how their aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology policies help poor countries" (Foreign Policy May/June 2004)
Regional Data at a Glance: East Asia & Pacific A World Bank factsheet
Social Indicators of Development Search interface for the World Bank's most extensive database
Social Science Data Archives A list organized by region and country and compiled by Albert Benschop of the University of Amsterdam
Social Science Data on the Internet UCSD's "collection of 784 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses & more"
Statistical Agencies (International) A list compiled by U.S. Census Bureau
Statistical Data Locators Nanyang Technological University's guide to statistical resources for all regions of the world
Statistical Resources From Univ. of Michigan's Documents Center, collection of statistics sites organized by topic
Statistics Sources Extensive list of online statistical resources organized by topic & by country
Transparency International: 1999 Corruption Poll Bribe Payers Perceptions Index (BPI) & Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)
Content-Rich UNCTAD: Least Developed Countries Report "a comprehensive and authoritative source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world´s most impoverished countries," issued regularly by the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
Content-Rich UNESCAP: Data Centre Data sets & publications from Statistical Division of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Content-Rich UNESCAP: Population Data Sheets Annual data sheets providing "population and development indicators of countries in the Asian and Pacific region"
Content-Rich UNESCO Institute for Statistics Activities, news, & publications of the Institute; country & regional statistics on education, science & technology, culture & communication -- downloadable for spreadsheets
Content-Rich NewUNU/WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) United Nations University & World Institute for Development Economics Research's collection of "information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries": database with documentation
Content-Rich United Nations Cartographic Section Maps & geographic information resources, including general & peacekeeping maps in PDF format
Content-Rich United Nations Global Statistics International & national statistics on health care, economics, politics, environment, demography, etc.
Content-Rich United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD): Population Density & Urbanization Demographic & social data for capital cities & cities of 100,000 & more inhabitants
Content-Rich United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD): Social Indicators Data on a wide range of subject-matter fields
Content-Rich U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Trade Database U.S. imports & exports by customized list of products; tariff database; overall U.S. imports by trading partner; summary trade tables for selected countries & country groupings; overall U.S. trade by trade partner; detailed ITC trade database tables
WHO Vaccine Preventable Diseases Monitoring System: Statistics & Graphics Global data on immunization coverage and incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases
Content-Rich World Bank Group: Data and Statistics Data by country & by topic; online databases; classification of economies; quick reference tables; interactive maps; data publications
Content-Rich World Development Indicators: New2005; 2004; 2003 "World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development" including approx. 800 indicators & organized in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links
World Flag Database National & state flags, ensigns, & sub-national flags; basic country information
Content-Rich World Health Report Latest WHO annual report with basic indicators & statistics in PDF format, with links to previous years' reports
World in Figures "Statistics about all countries & direct access to an online analyzer ... a wide range of updated business, economic, social, political, opinion and environmental data and time series"
World Population Prospects: the 2002 Revision - Population Database U.N. Population Division database with basic & detailed data, country profiles, sources & glossary
Content-Rich World Trade Organization: Trade Statistics World merchandise trade & world trade of commercial services by region & selected economies; trade developments; technical notes
Your Nation Comparison of data of any 2 countries, summary of data for 1 country, & top or bottom 5 rankings
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