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IAS 150 Development and the Environment: Statistics & Data

Development Data

Africa Development Indicators.  Detailed collection of data on Africa covering 53 African countries from 1961. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

CEICDetailed macroeconomic data with more than one million time series for 121 countries.

China EPS DataComprehensive collection of data on China with yearly, quarterly and monthly data for indicators covering national, county and city statistics.

Data Planet. Provides fast and easy one-stop shopping to more than 5.3 billion (and growing) data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Sources of data include local, state and international governments and organizations.

FAOSTAT. Extensive data on agriculture, food supply, food security, prices, commodities, forest products, and fisheries from the FAO.

Human Development Report Statistics. Statistics from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Links to the text of national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions.

Indiastat.  Statistical data from Indian government and private sources: finance, agriculture, health, housing, transportation, and many other areas.. Userid and password required. Please inquire at any Library Reference Desk for assistance.

ILOStat. International labor statistics from 1979 to the present on employment, earnings, wages, strikes and more. 

OECD iLibrary. Leading International Organization for foreign aid data. Includes International Development Statistics as well as statistical databases on financial aid to developing countries. Choose the "international development" link on the statistics section.

UN Data. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators: population, environment, health, economics, technology, trade, refugees, and more.

UN Habitat Open Urban Data. Free and open access to data about 741 cities around the globe.

U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Green Book). Loans and grants from the US government each fiscal year by purpose and country.

World Development Indicators. Time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more.

World Income Inequality Database. Information for over 140 countries on income inequalities at both cross-country and time series levels over the period 1950-98, with a focus on the period since 1980. See also the University of Texas Income Inequality Project.

Environmental Data

Center for International Earth Science Information Network. Data sets on environmental treaties, land use, natural hazards, environmental health, climate change, biodiversity and much more. 

FluxNet. Long-term measurements of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and energy exchange from a variety of worldwide ecosystems integrated into consistent, quality assured, documented data sets

International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET).  World's largest database for water and sanitation utilities performance data.

International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange. Clearinghouse for International Oceanographic data from the UN and other international organizations. 

Kyoto Protocol Data.  Contains base year data under the Kyoto Protocol as well as subsequent annual national emission reduction targets and reports.  

OECD Environmental Statistics.  Data on forests, water, threatened species,  green growth, waste, environmental patents and more.

OECD International Energy Agency. Data on coal, electricity, natural gas, oil, renewables, emissions, energy prices and taxes, research and development, and forecasts.

UN FCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data. Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals by country. See also national communications submitted by signatory countries.

United Nations Statistics Division Environmental Indicators. Data from the UN Stastics division on water, waste, biodiversity, land & agriculture, disasters, marine conditions, etc. 

What a Waste Global Database. Data on solid waste management from around the world with statistics covering nearly all countries and over 330 cities

World Bank Climate Change Portal. Central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. Query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information.

World Bank Environmental Data. Natural and man-made environmental resources: fresh water, clean air, forests, grasslands, marine resources, and agro-ecosystems.

World Resources Institute.  Includes interesting data not readily found elsewhere (e.g. aqueducts, basin studies, and clean technology).

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