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  • United Nations Statistics Division: World Statistics Pocketbook
    The United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook 2008 is an authoritative and comprehensive compilation of 55 key statistical indicators in convenient country profile format. This edition presents available data for 216 countries and areas, from over 20 international statistical sources, generally for the years 2000, 2005 and 2007. The topics covered include: balance of payments, communication, education and culture, environment, health, industrial production, international trade, labour force, largest urban agglomeration, national accounts, population, refugees, surface area, United Nations membership, etc. The notes on the sources and definitions of the indicators are provided to help users perform further research on the statistics.
  • United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
    Contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world. It is maintained and updated on the basis of annual collections of the official annual national accounts statistics supplemented by estimates of national accounts statistics for those years and countries for which the official statistics has incomplete or inconsistent information. In addition, to the values of national accounts statistics, it contains analytical indicators and ratios derived from the main national accounts aggregates related to economic structure and development.
  • United Nations Statistics Division: Demographic Yearbook
    Disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others.
  • The World Bank: Country At a Glance Tables
    Present two pages of key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades. Aggregates for each country’s regional and income groups are also included. Charts such as the “development diamond” make it easy to see the relationships between indicators and group comparators.
  • World Development Indicators
    Links to front matter, introductions to each section, and back matter of print WDI are available.

    • Current print version is available in the Reference Room at call number REF HC59 .I5 W656.
    • Selected WDI Dataset

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