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International Economic Data Sources
UNdata contains more than 60 million records from various UN groups (UNESCO, UNHCR, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization). Users can use the keyword search, view country profiles, limit results to specific UN organizations, and explore popular topics (population, crime, health): Get worldwide info, e.g. internet use.
World Bank Data
The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Provides numerous analyses, statistics and news on all business, cultural, economic, environmental, social, and political global issues.
International Monetary Fund
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Bureau of Labor Statistics Sites on the Web
Provides links to the main U.S. Federal Statistical Agencies, state labor market statistics, and National Statistical Agencies for other countries
A directory for international business information.
Global Policy Forum
An independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. GPF promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law. GPF analyzes deep and persistent structures of power and dissects rapidly-emerging issues and crises. GPF's work challenges mainstream thinking and questions conventional wisdom.
World Economic Forum
An independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Publishes detailed reports on a broad range of global issues, such as the environment, education, individual industries and technologies. Key publications include the Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report.
Compares business regulations across the world; Has rankings, statistics, reports, and provides tools for comparison. Published by World Bank, a reputable source.
OECD Economic Survey
Each issue provides a comprehensive analysis of developments in the subject country, along with individual chapters covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges.
Global Issues In Context This link opens in a new window
Focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics that are related to these broader issues.