SOAS Library

International Datasets
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EIU CountryData
EIU CountryData contains over 280 variables, divided into the following major categories: Gross domestic product, Fiscal and monetary indicators, Demographics and income, Foreign payments, External debt stock, External debt service, External trade, Quarterly, and for some countries, Monthly indicators. Covering 150 countries, this powerful database contains more than a million individual data points-covering over 280 series and running from 1980 to 2008. Updated monthly. On-campus use

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IMF data
Access to International Monetary Fund (IMF): Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and World Economic Outlook (WEO). On-campus use

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International Energy Agency data
Access to International Energy Agency data: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion, Coal Information, Natural Gas Information, Electricity information, Oil Information, Energy Prices and Taxes, World Energy Statistics and Balances, Renewables Information, Energy Technology Research and Development Database. On-campus use

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OECD data
Access to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Education Statistics, Globalisation, Main Economic Indicators, Main Science and Technology Indicators, Quarterly Labour Force Statistics, Social Expenditure Database, International Development, International Direct Investment Statistics, International Migration Statistics, International Trade by Commodities Statistics, Services Statistics, National Accounts, STructural Analysis Database. On-campus use

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UK Data Service
Formerly known as ESDS, the UK Data Service is a comprehensive source of data, covering key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. Including World Development Indicators, OECD, ILO, IMF and UN data. On-campus use

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UNIDO data
Access to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Industrial Statistics and Industrial Demand Supply databases. On-campus use

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World Bank data
Access to Africa Development Indicators, World Development Indicators and Global Finance Statistics. On-campus use

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Young Lives Survey
The Young Lives survey is a long-term project investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty in four developing countries. The study is being conducted in Ethiopia, India (in the Andhra Pradesh state), Peru and Vietnam. On-campus use

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