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International Debt Statistics - 2017 by Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies (data from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases). Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2015, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2023.
World Development Indicators - 2016 by With over 1 million downloads last year, WDI is the most widely used dataset in our Open Data Catalog and it provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe. You can:
Download the full publication (PDF: 7Mb) & highlights featuring the SDGs (PDF: 6Mb)
Download or query the database
Access the statistical tables
Browse the full list of WDI products
WDI now includes 1,400 indicators for over 200 economies. While we update the WDI database quarterly and make historical versions available, this annual release of a new edition is an opportunity to review the trends we’re seeing in global development and discuss updates we’ve made to our data and methods.
ILO Data Initiative on child labour and forced labour by The ILO set up a Technical Working Group involving a number of different UN agencies
and statistical experts to develop draft guidelines and recommendations for the
required indicators for the standardised measurement of forced labour.
A preparatory meeting, held in Geneva in April 2015, launched the work of the Technical
Working Group. It focused on taking stock of all existing initiatives and methodologies
used to measure forced labour, and discussed the challenges faced and ways forward
regarding the development of international standards for the measurement of forced
labour. Recommendations from this Preparatory Meeting included; a proposal to study
the cost and benefits of developing short and quick surveys for measuring prevalence
while keeping longer in-depth surveys when measuring the nature and characteristics of
forced labour in a given context; and a proposal to have the technical working group
address each of the specific forms of forced labour. The Technical Working Group will
have discussed the following 8 topics over the 16 month period from September 2015
through December 2016.
Trafficking in Persons Report - 2016 The TIP Report is the product of a yearlong effort requiring contributions and follow-up from
employees in the United States and at our diplomatic outposts across the globe, host country
governments, and civil society. That effort is well worth it, because this Report is one of
the best means we have to speak up for men, women, and children who lack any effective platform to be heard themselves.
Because of its credibility, the Report is also a source of validation and inspiration to activists on every continent who are
striving to end the scourge of human trafficking.
Foreign and International Datasets
Software for Poverty Mapping
PovMap 2.0 provides computational solutions to all stages of poverty mapping activities. It uses a proprietary data engine to ensure the speedy processing of census data.
Current version V2.0 downloads