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This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for development studies.
Collection of annual time series data on Africa, containing over 1.600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1960 to 2012.
The Africa Development Indicators (ADI) provide annual time series data for each african country. These 1.600 indicators cover topics like national accounts, balance of payments (BOPS), trade, prices and government finance statistics (GFS), government external debt with data on household welfare, demography, health, education, communications, transport, energy and the environment.
1952-present; collection of statistical materials including: Monthly Statistics, National Statistics, Provincial Statistics, Monthly Industrial Data, Yearly Industrial Data, Statistics with Map & Charts, and Statistical Yearbooks. Access to Census data is excluded.
DataBank (from the World Bank) is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. Contains over 60 databases.
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLIBRARY includes access to the IMF data and statistical tools. Datasets included are Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and International Financial Statistics (IFS).
The Indices of Social Development hosted by ISS (International Institute of Social Studies) brings together 200 indicators on economic growth, human development and governance which allow estimating the effects of social development for a large range of countries
International Debt Statistics (IDS)—formerly known as Global Development Finance (GDF)—provides external debt and financial flows statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS).
Harmonized statistics worldwide provided by the United Nations on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, demographic and social statistics, gathered from national and international sources.