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International Development

Guide of major resources, databases and other research materials for International Development Studies

About statistics and data

This list of resources will provide you statistical information for Montréal, Québec and Canada, as well as statistical information for France, EU Countries and the USA. If you are looking broadly for country statistics, start with the Statista database as it aggregates statistics most of the national statistical agencies. 

In additional to statistics collected by local and national governments, you will also find resources to statistics, macroeconomic data and development indicators collected by the Commonwealth, the World Bank, the OECD and the IMF. 

For any questions, please contact me, Michael David MILLER, Liaison Librarian for Economics, International Development and Public Policy. 

Statista: search tool for worldwide statistics

Québec and Canada - Statistics

France and Europe - Statistics

World Data and Statistics

Commonwealth iLibrary

Publications from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Every year the Commonwealth publishes around 30 new title on:

  • globalisation and multilateral trade issues
  • export and enterprise development
  • education
  • gender
  • public service management and reform
  • law and human rights

Discover their Economics and Development publications below. 

The World Bank

The World Bank is an international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice, and research to developing nations to aid their economic advancement. The bank predominantly acts as an organization that attempts to fight poverty by offering developmental assistance to middle- and low-income countries (see the Investopedia link for more info).


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a group of 37 member countries that discuss and develop economic and social policy. (see Investopedia link below for more info). 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that promotes global economic growth and financial stability, encourages international trade, and reduces poverty (see investopedia link entry for more info). 

Liaison Librarian for Economics, International Development and Public Policy

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