OECD statistics contains the entire set of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) statistics online.
In addition the iLibrary gives access to a substantial amount of freely available content, including the OECD Fact book, OECD Working Papers, Key Tables (by country), Multilingual Summaries and most 'At a Glance' publications. The subscription does not include books, papers, or International Energy Agency datasets.
Varies per database
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Access is available from University networked machines - current subscription is valid until 31 December, 2013.
AidData provides a searchable database of nearly one million past and present aid activities around the world, aid information management services and tools, and data visualization technologies.
Varies per database
Scotland's Data is a personal website, created and maintained by Peter Winstanley with an aim of signposting both Scottish public sector datasets and datasets that have Scottish connections. It has two further aims of gathering signposts to other relevant datasets and canvassing suggestions on how access to and reuse of them might be improved.
The range of data sources currently included in Scotland's Data include:
Freely available on the Internet.
The Civil Judicial Statistics for Scotland, published by Scotland's Chief Statistician, relate to the business of:
The statistics relate to company law petitions, debt, repossession, family and personal injury. They also include the amount of civil legal aid spending in the sheriff courts. Comparisons can be made across the 6 Scottish sheriffdoms and trends observed.
2008 - 2011.
Freely available data on internet.
Hosted by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Stat@tlas Europe is a multilingual, online atlas of current European statistical themes. It integrates regional statistical data for European countries – from the regional level NUTS 2 up to country level NUTS 0 (NUTS = Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) of the European statistical system. This allows to analyse across country borders a wide variety of geographical processes and interrelationships in both figures and maps. Furthermore, differences within individual countries, can be displayed in a clear, graphical form.
Swiss Federal Statistical Office
User instruction, FAQ's, and technical requirements are available online
March 2011 - unable to download any data from website.
Freely available on internet
The Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) is funded by the ESRC to support administrative data based research in the UK.
Administrative data in the UK is extensive but remains a relatively undiscovered and underused tool for research. It has potential to inform social scientific research, either directly through analysis of such data or through linkage to other datasets.
The service is managed by the University of St Andrews, in conjunction with the Universities of Oxford and Manchester. The ADLS does not hold administrative data but functions as an intermediary between academic researchers and data holding organisations to aid with communication, promote the research uses of administrative data, and provide expertise in legal and ethical research, data security, disclosure risks and data linkage. Data can be located by research theme, data provider, or publication hub.
University of St Andrews
You may reuse any of the metadata and list of resources content on the ADLS website provided you reference the source of the material (including URL).
Any material featured on the ADLS website that is either Crown copyright or has its copyright vested in the Crown (”Crown Copyright Material”) other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos may be downloaded free of charge to file or printer and then further reproduced free of charge in any format or medium without requiring specific permission provided that:
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You must obtain authorisation to download or reproduce material that is not Crown Copyright Material directly from the copyright holders concerned.
Free of charge. Registration is required to receive data updates.
Database of financial transactions of social protection schemes in 23 western and central European countries.
International Labour Organization, Financial , Actuarial & Statistical Services Branch
Freely available data on internet.
This portal provides access to a whole range of datasets from a variety of sources pertaining to international relations on topics such as:Interstate Conflict Data; Event data; Interstate Rivalry; Intrastate, Civil, and Ethnic Conflict Data; Human Rights and Repression; Terrorism; Conflict Management Data; Economic Data; Trade and Investment; Conflict Location Data; political Data; Power and Capability Data; Treaty, Institution, and International Law Data; Prominent Replication Data Sets.
The “Source” entry for each data set indicates the best place to obtain it. Where possible, this is the official site where the data set is maintained, which should always have the most up-to-date version. Also note that some data sets that are listed as being available by purchase only can be purchased by an entire institution through a site license; interested users may want to check with their school's library to see whether these resources are already available to them before paying the fee to access the data individually.
Data available free on internet. Note that registration may be requried for some datasets.
The KOF Index of Globalization measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic; social; political. Resources include Query Index which enables querying of the KOF Index of Globalization in detail, a utility that enables querying of aggregated graphs of the KOF Index of Globalization, in addition to Globalization maps which displays the Index of Globalization (over-all-index) in a map format. Raw index data for 2010 can be downloaded as can data for previous years (2002 - 2009).
Data are available on a yearly basis for 208 countries over the period 1970 - 2007.
KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Raw data available as MS Excel. Data for previous years available as Winzipped MS Excel. Documentation downloadable as Adobe PDF.
This site aims to 'make available to the public the highest quality and most reliable historical data on important economic aggregates, with particular emphasis on nominal measures.' Data is available for the US and the UK in addition to Japan and China with new series from other countries to be added. Calculators offer the ability to calculate relative values and purchasing power based on the 4 currencies for the countries mentioned above in addition to inflation rates, stock growth rates etc. Datasets (some available from 1790 to the present day) include GDP, CPI, price of gold, interest rates. There's also a graphing facility to track chosen variable values between two points in time and a user guide.
1790 - present day
Freely available data on internet
This article was published on Feb 26, 2013