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International Development

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

About country information and reports

The resources listed below will provide you with published reports on various countries and macroeconomic and development indicators. 

Not every resource covers every country. If you are not finding data on a specific country, please contact the me, Michael David MILLER, liaison librarian for Economics, International Development and Public Policy. 

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

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 OECD

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 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 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). 

Statista Country Reports

Accessing Statista's Country Reports:

  1. Go to the Reports tab in the top navigation menu
  2. Choose Country Reports in the lower left-hand corner of the floating menu

Global Resource Directory

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