Area Studies Homepage This page gives access to information on individual countries. It may be used to access
all the information on the site for a given country, since the sub-pages for each country
have links, where relevant, to all the other pages.
Central Banks From around the World
CIA World Factbok Information published by the CIA on various counties. Includes statistics
and resources for countries and regions throughout the world.
Correlates of War Has data on major wars from 1815 to 2000
Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive A comprehensive listing of international and national country data facts
including statistical information on a range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the
Eldis Development information and resources along with country profiles
Elections and Electoral Systems from Around the World Just what it sounds like — but with many more links.
Ethnolinguistic Fractionalization A link to several measures of ethnic fragmentation
Freedom House Cross National Lists of Political and Civic Freedoms 1972 – present.
Global Development Network Growth Database Cross national data from several sources created by
William Easterly and Mirvat Sewadeh at World Bank
International Crime: Data National Criminal Justice Reference Services
International Data Base The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical
tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of
International Monetary Fund Links to Annual Reports and other data
International Financial Statistics International Monetary Fund. Cross National Economic Financial Data
Library of Congress Handbook of Countries. This website contains the on-line versions of books previously
published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under
the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army.
Minorities at Risk Database Minorities at Risk is an independent, university-based research project that monitors
and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in countries with a
population of at least 500,000.
OECD Database The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development website devoted to development
news and information.
Parline Shows Parliaments and their make up from around the world
Penn World Tables Contains cross national macro-economic data from 1950 to close to present.
Political, Economic, and Financial Risk Resources Links to statistical resources analyzing risk ratings for various
Polity data Another widely used measure of democracy and levels of freedom. 1800 – close to present.
Political Terror Index Webpage (Mark Gibney) with links to political terror index
Population Reference Bureau Cross national data on population, health, and migration
Transparency International The Global Coalition Against Corruption. Offers news and informational resources. data on
countries from 1995 to present.
United Nations Studies at Yale Links to interstate conflicts, trade data, geographic data and more
United Nations Voting Records Recorded votes out of United Nations 1983-
US Census International Database The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing
statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
World Bank Targets for the early 21st century • GDF Online subscribe to the latest external debt data •
World Development Indicators 2001 • Development Goals 2001 • Global Development
Finance 2001 • Latest stat
World Economic Outlook Presents IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic developments at the
global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.),
and in many individual countries.