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Data for Economics & Development

Contains links to websites that host datasets.


Blog with datasets for development economists.

Development Economics and Economic Development

Contains links to books, websites, blogs and papers on development economics.

Development Gateway (DG)

Development research by topic/community. Each online community is centered on specific themes. Thousands of information resource links are included.

Central Asian Gateway (CAG)

Contains links to websites, statistics and papers on development economics for Central Asian countries.

Eldis Website (IDS)

Research papers and other development resources by topic.

Website that provides a search engine for practitioners, researchers and students in the area of global development studies. indexes selected electronic resources chosen by librarians, researchers and practitioners working in participating institutions. The resources are selected based on their relevance for the development studies and the quality of the information.


Moving graphics and interactive presentations show the development progress of all countries by the indicators you choose.

People & the Planet

Information resource on people and the environment. Provides news, features, background information, pictures and weblinks on 16 related themes including population, biodiversity, climate change, pollution and renewable energy.

Development Databases


Development 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.


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, and projections are given for the next two years.

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 1950-2004

International Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

80 samples of census microdata from 26 countries containing records for 202 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 area.

Asian Development Bank Statistical Database System (ADB)

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

CEPALSTAT Latin America and the Caribbean Statistics (ECLAC)

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



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

Education Statistics by Country (UNESCO-UIS)


FDI Database by Country & Year (UNCTAD)

World Bank Doing Business Database by Country & Year (World Bank)

Bilateral investment treaty database (UNCTAD)


DataGob Database (IDB)

Governance Surveys Database (World Bank)


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



World Income Inequality Database V 2.0b (WIDER)

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

Transmonee Database - Income Gini Coefficients for Transition Economies (UNICEF)


Global Migrant Origin Database for circa 2000 (DRC)

Migration Policy Institute Migration database (MPI)

International Labour Migration Database (ILO)


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


Doing Business Data (World Bank)

Enterprise Surveys (World Bank)

Privatization Database (World Bank)

Entrepreneurship Database (World Bank)


Development blogs


Development blogs

Aid Watch

"Just asking that aid benefit the poor"

Chris Blattman's Blog

“Economic development, political change and conflict in the developing world”

The Better Aid Blog

"Assessing government performance on development aid"

Dani Rodrik's Weblog

“Unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization”

Ending World Poverty

"Creating and sharing knowledge to help end poverty"

Governance Matters

"A blog about governance and development for all"

Global Development: Views From the Center

“Notes from Nancy Birdsall, her colleagues at the Center for Global Development and others in the development community about new ways to reduce global poverty”

Ideas for Development

“International Blog meant to stimulate debate on development issues. It brings together a set of senior professionals engaged in this sphere through their careers and personal convictions”

The Kaufmann Governance Post

"Why transparency, governance and corruption matter, and what we can all do about it"

Overseas Development Institute Blog

"Commentary from leading development experts"

Poverty and Growth Blog

"Building capacity to reduce poverty"

Private Sector Development Blog

"A market approach to development thinking"

The Bayesian Heresy

"Economics, global development, current affairs, globalization, culture and more rants on the dismal science"



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