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World Data & Statistics

National Accounts Main Aggregates Database

The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world. It is the product of a global cooperation effort between the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division, international statistical agencies and the national statistical services of these countries and is developed in accordance with the recommendation of the Statistical Commission at its first session in 1947 that the Statistics Division should publish regularly the most recent available data on national accounts for as many countries and areas as possible. The database is updated in December of each year with newly available national accounts data for all countries and areas.

Foreign Government Resources

General Reference of Foreign Government Resources by the U.S state department. From The University Of Florida

U.K. Government Data

The Government is releasing public data to become more transparent and foster innovation. Some of this data was available before, but brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information.

Open Data portal of the Russian Federation

Open Data portal of the Russian Federation – is one of the key instruments of state policy in the field of open data, which plays the role of a backbone element, the core of open data ecosystem of the Russian Federation. Here, the most relevant information focused on open government data, links and published datasets as well as metadata, information created on the basis of open data software products and information services. Here are published normative legal acts determining the legal basis for the disclosure of information, methodical and journalistic resources. It also implemented communication interfaces for interaction with public authorities, in their capacity as owners of socially important information.


The OECD provides governments with a forum where they can work together, share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what is the motor of economic, social and environmental. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyze and compare the data to predict future trends. We set international standards in many areas, from agriculture to taxation by way of chemical safety.

Inter-Government Organisations

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations. WorldLII also includes as part of this searchable collection its own databases not found on other LIIs. These include databases of decisions of international Courts and Tribunals, databases from a number of Asian countries, and databases from South Africa (provided by Wits Law School).

World Public Opinion is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. As the world becomes increasingly integrated, problems have become increasingly global, pointing to a greater need for understanding between nations and for elucidating global norms. With the growth of democracy in the world, public opinion has come to play a greater role in the foreign policy process. seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion.

Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)

UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010. Free access to detailed global trade data (with download limit of 50,000 records per data query; no limitation on number of data queries). Premium service (personalization feature, bulk download of millions of records / data streaming via web services, and special professional assistance) is available for a fee.

The United Nations (Datasets)

“The UN-system has accumulated over the past 60 years an impressive amount of information. UNdata , developed by the Statistics Division of DESA, is a new powerful tool, which will bring this unique and authoritative set of data not only to the desks of decision makers and analysts, but also to journalists, to students and to all citizens of the world.”

United Nations : Databases

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point ( Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

World Databases

World Legal Information Institute Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law



Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. It Provides Information About the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions is a key task. Democratic societies do not function properly without a solid basis of reliable and objective statistics.

RAND Corporation  
Begun in 1946 as a research project (Project Rand) backed by a single client (the U.S. Army Air Forces), in 1948, RAND became an independent, nonprofit research institution committed to exploring society’s most complex and consequential problems. Committed to critical issues of particular relevance to the public policy debate, RAND’s core research areas are: Children and Families; Education and the Arts; Energy and Environment; Health and Health Care; Infrastructure and Transportation; International Affairs; Law and Business; National Security; Population and Aging; Public Safety; Science and Technology; Terrorism and Homeland Security. Roughly 95 percent of RAND research is unclassified and publicly available through free downloads.

National Bureau of Statistics from the Federal Republic of Nigeria  
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) came into being with the merger of the Federal Office of Statistics (FOS) and the National Data Bank (NDB). The creation was part of the implementation of the Statistical Master Plan (SMP), a programme document of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). The merger was to give the agency a national outlook as the apex statistical agency for all the three tiers of Government. NBS is expected to coordinate Statistical Operations of the National Statistical System in the production of Official Statistics in all the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), State Statistical Agencies (SSAs) and Local Government Councils (LGCs).

Hansard is an edited record of what was said in the United Kingdom Parliament. It also includes votes, written ministerial statements and written answers to parliamentary questions. The report is published daily covering the preceding day, and is followed by weekly and final versions. Members’ words are recorded by Hansard reporters and then edited to remove repetitions and obvious mistakes but without taking away from the meaning.

Swiss Federal Archives online official publications  
The page provides access to digitized versions of, inter alia, the Federal Gazette, Official Bulletin of the Federal Assembly, protocols of the Federal Council, Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland.

Statistical yearbook for the Federal Republic of Germany  
Statistical data from 1888 to the fields of geography and climate, population, families, lifestyles, education, health, housing, income, consumption, living conditions, culture, media, leisure, social affairs, finance and taxes, elections, justice, national accounts, labor market, earnings and labor costs, prices, external trade, balance of payments, environment, agriculture and forestry, Manufacturing and services Overview, Manufacturing, energy, construction, internal trade, transportation, Hospitality and Tourism, Other services.

GENESIS-Online is the main database of the Federal Statistical Office. It contains a wide range of issues professionally deeply indented results of official statistics. The table look-up is free data offer areas, population, employment, elections / education, social, health, legal / Housing, Environment / industrial sectors / foreign trade, business, craft / prices, earnings, income and consumption / Public finances / accounts.

The entire state policy of the Federal Republic of Germany at a glance   
The parliamentary level is the joint information system of the state parliaments of the Federal Republic of Germany. The integrated system provides extensive search functions and allows direct access to the searched documents.

Australian Social Science Data Archive  
The ADA is comprised of seven sub-archives – Social Science, HIstorical, Indigenous, Longitudinal, Qualitative, Crime & Justice and International. The archive is managed by the ADA central office based in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University (ANU).

Center for International Collections Databank  
The Ohio University Libraries Center for International Collections Databank includes the following fully searchable resources: a) Berita Database – Publications on Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei; b) Database for Overseas Chinese Newspapers and Journals; c) Distribution of the Ethnic Chinese Population around the World; d) Films Database; e) Database for Publications on Overseas Chinese; f) Database on Scholars and LIbrarians in Chinese Overseas Studies; g) Davis K. Wyatt Thai Database; and h) East Asian Scholars Database.

National Library of Australia’s database   
AJOL is the National Library of Australia’s database of Australian electronic journals, newspapers, magazines, webzines, newsletters and e-mail fanzines. The searchable database provides details and links to over 2000 titles that include local and overseas works with Australian content, authorship and/or emphasis as well as entries for sites which advertise or promote Australian journals.

UK Government Web Archive  
The National Archives is preserving UK government information published on the web. We collect and secure the future of the government record, from Shakespeare’s will to tweets from Downing Street, to preserve it for generations to come, making it as accessible and available as possible.

Background Notes (U.S. State Department reports)  
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department’s regional bureaus.

Vienna, Austria  
Open and freely accessible data allow for a broad and democratic exchange of knowledge, thus facilitating the dialogue between local citizens and the administrative authority. At the open data improve participation and communication, and are therefore conducive to innovation and development.

Government that is transparent, to enhance public participation Gonggongzhengce question that governments around the world to promote the trend by opening up government information, can contribute to the flow of information across agencies to enhance the effectiveness of governance to meet the needs of the people to strengthen civilian oversight of government force

Switzerland is the Swiss authorities’ portal for open – i.e. freely available – data. It is part of the Federal Council’s Open Government Data Strategy for Switzerland 2014-2018. The Confederation, cantons and communes as well as other organisations with a mandate from the state publish their open data on The portal brings together a wide range of datasets such as Swiss communal boundaries, population statistics, current weather data, historical documents and health insurance premiums. All the datasets can be downloaded free of charge and exploited. They are also subject to uniform terms of use.

South Africa   
Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) has collaborated with the Office of the Premier in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province to celebrate twenty years of census taking under a democratic dispensation.

Singapore Government Data was first launched in 2011 as the government’s one-stop portal to its publicly-available datasets from 70 public agencies. To date, more than 100 apps have been created using the government’s open data.

Through the Government Programme 2013-2016 , the Romanian government undertook the establishment of the direct coordination of the Prime Minister’s Department Online Services and Design . Among other things, the Department has the task of leading the work on open data ( open data ), empowering citizens to identify, downloading and using public data sets generated or held by the public. Founded on principles of transparency, participation and collaboration, portal aims undertaken similar models in the United States and the United Kingdom .

Portugal – Pordata organization  
Portugal database analysed in 1240 indicators divided into 17 themes. Municipalities database analysed in 661 indicators divided into 14 themes.

New Zealand  
Statistics New Zealand’s purpose is to empower decisions by adding value to New Zealand’s most important data. Our goal is to increase the value of data to decision-makers 10-fold in the next 15 years. This will require focused and coordinated effort across the data ecosystem.

Netherlands provides an overview of all available datasets within the Dutch government. The data portal refers to the site and / or the organizations and contacts behind a dataset. The feature is completed by: the data register [ data ] and synchronization functions with data sources from government organizations.

Open data are data provided by the public authorities in a machine readable format and available for reuse. These data contain no personal information, trade or state secrets. The public authorities are responsible for the identification and publication of data of great interest to citizens and enterprises.

The Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan, e-Stat (the “Site”), launched on 1st April 2008, delivers the one-stop service for official statistics of the Japanese government, which is pursuant to “the Optimization Plan of Business Processes and Systems of Statistical Surveys and related work” (Ministries CIO Council decision, 31 March 2006). Under the Optimization Plan, which is promoted by the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications with collaboration of Ministries and Agencies, the Site aims to gather information from statistical departments of Ministries and Agencies, and provides general public with statistical data, schedule of release, etc.

Ireland’s Open Data Portal is intended to provide easy access to datasets that are free to use, reuse, and redistribute. The portal is operated by the Government Reform Unit (link is external) of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (link is external).

Indonesian Data Portal is the official portal of data open Indonesia as a form of operationalization of the initiative One Data. This portal contains data ministries, government agencies, local government, and all other agencies concerned which produces data related to Indonesia.

Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India  
Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India – – is a platform for supporting Open Data initiative of Government of India. The portal is intended to be used by Government of India Ministries/ Departments their organizations to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. It intends to increase transparency in the functioning of Government and also open avenues for many more innovative uses of Government Data to give different perspective.

Hong Kong, China   
This is the public sector information portal of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The datasets are provided by different government departments and public / private organisations. The portal is maintained by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.

The is the central catalog of public data that provides access to the databases of bodies of Greek government. The purpose of is to increase access to high value, machine readable datasets (datasets) to provide uniform service cataloging, indexing, data storage, and search and availability of public sector information, and web services to citizens and third information systems.

Glasgow, Scotland, UK 
The opportunities are almost endless; a fact that is both exciting and challenging. By encouraging organisations across the city to make non-sensitive data discoverable via the internet we can empower everybody (the public sector, voluntary sector, academic sector, private sector, communities, anybody) to harness it, use it, combine it in new ways so that we can all contribute to making Glasgow a better place to live, work and play.

From now on, the Federal Statistical Office is operating GENESIS-Online as a bilingual database offering an extensive range of data from all statistical subject areas. An exception to this are the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade Statistics and the Product Classification for Production Statistics. These two classifications will successively go online in English at a later time.

What data are published on “”? Of public data generated or received in connection with a public service mission : taxes, budgets, grants, expenditure, land use, unemployment, housing renovation, air quality measures, public services addresses, delinquency and crime, tourism statistics, election results, spending for social Security, effective public functions, aid from the common agricultural policy, discharges of pollutants into the air from industrial facilities …

Finland is a society strongly based on information and its utilisation. Data systems and the information they contain are integral to the operation of the administration, and the administrative services have been extensively automated and made available in electronic format.

England LGInform  
Local Government Inform (LG Inform) is a practical response to the local government sector’s call for greater freedom to take responsibility for its own improvement and increase transparency with the public. This online service allows you to access, compare and analyse data, and present your findings online or offline.

The official information of Belgium Data, tools and resources. More than 5000 datasets. provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public data. Our team works across governments to publish data and continue to improve functionality based on user feedback. We encourage you to use government data to analyse, mashup and develop tools and applications to benefit all Australians.

Australia (  
The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

Antwerp, Belgium 
The city of Antwerp since November 2012 proposes a number of lists of data or data sets freely available to everyone. As several dozen data sets are already visible. Anyone may use this information as required and publish without restrictions, for example the field of copyright and patents.

Alberta, Province of Canada  
The Government is releasing public data and information to help citizens understand how government works. Some of these datasets and publications are already available, but brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

International Organisations & Bodies  
The International Law Library is developed with the assistance of all LIIs whose databases are searchable via WorldLII. The International Law Library includes both the International Treaties Collection and the International Courts and Tribunals Collection. More information about the Library can be found in the International Law Library brochure (PDF)

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)   
The International Law Library is developed with the assistance of all LIIs whose databases are searchable via WorldLII. The International Law Library includes both the International Treaties Collection and the International Courts and Tribunals Collection. More information about the Library can be found in the International Law Library brochure (PDF)

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe   
Includes information about and documents from OSCE and links to official sites of member states.

Organization of American States
“The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization. It is the principal forum in the hemisphere for dialogue on political, economic and social issues. Every country in the Americas is a member of the Organization.” Here you can find general information about the OAS, a calendar of events, documents, speeches, and infor …

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 
NATO consists of 19 member nations (as of 12 March, 1999) that cooperate in their mutual defense. “Today, following the end of the Cold War and of the division of Europe, the Alliance has been restructured to enable it to participate in the development of cooperative security structures for the whole of Europe. It has also transformed its politica …

National Centre of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus 
“Information about the activities of the Centre. On-line access to the Belarus legal information databank, news of legislation and law. The site is mostly in Russian, but some basic legal acts including the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus are available in English.”

The Official United Kingdom Statistics Site   
“This site contains the latest comprehensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics as well providing free access to a selection of recently released publications in downloadable pdf format. Our site is organised around themes to help you find things more easily. Themes are a simple way of classifying the huge variety of …

Governments on the WWW  
“Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-national organisations etc. Includes also political parties. Online since June 1995. Contains more than 10000 entries from more than 200 countries …

Arms Control Agreement   
A comprehensive list of Arms Control Agreement

The Nuclear Information Project  
A global guide to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, including information on delivery systems, doctrine, organizations and facilities.

Governments on the WWW: Russian Federation  
An extensive collection of links to Russian government websites, as well as regional resources. Many of these sites are written in Russian with links for English translations.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy  
“The CIFP represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the economic, political, social and cultural environments of countries around the world…The unique collection of country indicators generated by the project can be accessed through summary tables, country reports and this accompa …

Charter of the United Nations  
The founding document of the United Nations. In English.

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)
“Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law” and offers “501 databases from 55 countries including 21 international databases in collaboration with members of the Free Access to Law Movement.”

The Official Website of the European Union  
Learn about the European Union (EU) and find links to additional information from the official website for the EU.

Australasian Legal Information Institute  
“The Australasian Legal Information Institute provides free internet access to Australian legal materials. AustLII is one of the largest sources of legal materials on the net, with over six gigabytes of raw text materials and over a million searchable documents. AustLII publishes public legal information: that is, primary legal materials (legislati …

CORDIS Information Society Technologies of the European Commission   
Covers the priorities laid out by the Sixth Programme (FP6) for the period of 2002-2006. This encompasses the European Union’s goals for information “research and technological development and demonstration.”

United Nations  
“The United Nations is an organization of sovereign nations. It provides the machinery to help find solutions to international problems or disputes, and to deal with pressing concerns that face people everywhere. It does not legislate like a national parliament. But in the meeting rooms and corridors of the UN, representatives of almost all countri …