The international organizations and sources listed here provide comprehensive statistics on many topics and for many countries (look for publications, interactive tools and downloadable files). When looking for data on a specific country, be sure to also check what offical statistical agencies exist within the governement.
Interactive data visualization tool, includes data from a variety of international organizations.
- OECD Factbook eXplorer
Interactive graphical (map and charts) tool for analyzing country-level statistics from the OECD Factbook. See also the Regional eXplorer (http://stats.oecd.org/OECDregionalstatistics/) to look at data within select countries.
- UNdata Explorer
Compiles over 30 databases produced by United Nations Statistics and Population Divisions and other UN agencies under one interface. While time period and geographic coverage vary for each dataset, data are generally current and far-reaching—covering a broad range of international measures related to the UN’s mission to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights.
- UNESCO Data Centre
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) collects the data for more than 200 countries from Member States and international organizations. The UIS Data Centre contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication and allows users to download predefined tables or build their own. Summary data (profiles and global rankings) are also available.
- World Health Organization
"The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. It provides critical data and analyses for key health themes, as well as direct access to the full database. The GHO presents data from all WHO programmes and provides links to supporting information."