Links to databases:

  • Afristat

  • "AFRISTAT is an international organisation created by a Treaty signed in Abidjan on 21 September 1993 by the following 14 African members of the Franc Zone: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo.

    In April 1998 Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau joined Afristat, followed by Guinea, Cape Verde and Burundi respectively in September 2000, September 2002 and April 2006. In total Afristat comprises 19 Member states. Under the terms of Article 5 of the Treaty of Abidjan, any sub-Saharan country and any Indian Ocean country can apply to join Afristat.

    AFRISTAT's objective is to reinforce development of economic, social and environmental statistics in Member states and to improve their competence in these areas."

  • Tuck Trade Agreements Database

  • "The Tuck Trade Agreements Database contains the most comprehensive collection of texts of bilateral and regional free trade agreements available on a single online site as well as the only database of free trade and customs union agreements text-searchable by provision or keyword. 

    The Database
    The database contains the text-searchable versions of all bilateral and regional free trade agreements and customs union agreements that have been notified to the WTO, and are in force, plus many that have not been notified to the WTO. The agreements in the database have been indexed in a format developed by CIB that is a greatly expanded version of the "standard format" for notification to the WTO."

  • ILO Labour statistics

  • Available online:


    Main ILO database on labour statistics covering household incomes and expendture statistics,economically active population (data since 1945), employment, unemployment, employment by sex for detailed occupational groups (1970-2000), public sector employment, statistical sources and methods, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969). It is the main ILO statistical database and has statistics published in the Yearbook of Labour Statistics, the October Inquiry and the Bulletin of Labour Statistics. It also includes estimates and projections of the economically active population. 

    Child Labour: Statistical Information Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC): statistics on child labour for selected countries and selected years. See also the Child Labour Statistics Database.
    Labour Force Surveys: Links to national labour force survey results and documentation.
    Labour Migration 

    Social Security: Statistics on social security for the period 1990-96 and from 2003.

    Minimum wages


  • Foreign Trade Information System

  • SICE - the Organization of American State's Foreign Trade Information System - centralizes information on trade policy in the Americas. On the SICE Website, you will find the full texts of trade agreements in force for OAS Member States, new and ongoing trade policy developments, information on national trade-related legislation, links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy information and more! SICE, with more than ten years online, strives to provide OAS member states and other users up-to-date and relevant information. 

  • IMF data and statistics online

  • The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available. 

  • OECD statistics portal

  • List of topics:

    • Agriculture and fisheries
    • International trade and balance of payments
    • Demography and population
    • Labour
    • Development
    • Monthly economic indicators
    • Economic projections
    • National accounts
    • Education and training
    • Non-member economies
    • Energy
    • Prices and purchasing power parities
    • Environment
    • Productivity
    • Finance
    • Public sector, taxation and market regulation
    • Globalisation
    • Regional statistics
    • Health
    • Science, technology and patents
    • Information and communication technology
    • Social and welfare statistics
    • Industry and services
    • Transport

  • UNCTAD statistical databases

  • The following databases are available online:

    • Commodity Price Statistics
    • Global databank on world trade in creative products
    • Handbook of Statistics
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • ICT Statistics
    • Millennium Indicators
    • TRAINS


  • WTO International trade statistics

  • Provides:

    Statistics Database:
    Interactive access to the most up-to-date WTO trade statistics


    Comprehensive tariff data:
    The bound and applied tariff for all members at the standardized Harmonized System 6-digit subheading level are available for download.


  • Asia-Pacific Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements Database (APTIAD)

  • Provides a database of trade agreements as well as interactive trade indicators (import / export shares and values, trade shares and trade intensity) for countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Eurostat database

  • "What is Eurostat and what does it do?
    Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level. By harmonising statistics from the European statistical system (ESS) to a single methodology, the statistics are made comparable."

  • World Bank Data and Statistics section

  •  Key products:

    • World Development Indicators 
    • Global Development Finance 
    • Quarterly External Debt Statistics

    Data Resources:

    • Education database 
    • Gender database 
    • Health, Nutrition & Population database 
    • Poverty database: PovcalNet 
    • Country Statistical Information


  • United Nations Statistics Division


    Data available online:

    • Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE)
    • Census Knowledge Base
    • Demographic Yearbook system
    • Distat, the United Nations Disability Statistics Database
    • Good practices database
    • InfoNation
    • Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI)
    • Millennium Indicators Database
    • National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
    • Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 and more inhabitants
    • Population and housing censuses: census dates
    • Population and Vital Statistics on Internet
    • Service Trade Statistics
    • Social Indicators
    • Statistics and indicators on women and men 

  • World Trade Law FTA Database

  • "This page provides links to a wide range of bilateral and regional trade agreements. It includes all agreements notified to the WTO as of January 2009, along with the official WTO document number of the notification. While we have not, as yet, compiled every bilateral and regional trade agreement signed over the past few decades, we believe we have put together a fairly comprehensive database that will be of use to trade lawyers and academics." 

  • Regional Trade Agreements in the ECE

  • "This blog is used by staff at the United Nations Economic Commision for Europe in order to share and pool research information on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs). The principal focus is RTAs in Southeast Europe, the CIS and Central Asia, with a secondary focus on RTAs in Western and Central Europe and North America. For comparison purposes, we may also post information about RTAs in other parts of the world." 

  • ASIL Reports

  • The Reports on International Organizations (RIO) is a publication of the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

    Visit the RIO website
    A sample of the available reports include:

    • African Union (AU)
    • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    • The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
    • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
    • The International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    • Mercado Común del Sur/Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)
    • The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
    • l'Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA)
    • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    • The Pacific Islands Forum
    • The Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    • The Commonwealth
    • The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

  • Uppsala Conflict Data Gateway

  •  The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) collects information on a large number of aspects of armed violence since 1946. Since the 1970s, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) has recorded ongoing violent conflicts. This effort continues to the present day, now coupled with the collection of information on an ever broadening scope of aspects pertaining to organised violence, such as the resolution and dynamics of conflict. The UCDP data is one of the most accurate and well-used data-sources on global armed conflicts and its definition of armed conflict is becoming a standard in how conflicts are systematically defined and studied.