This page lists in one place the authoritative sources of freely available, global open data on a wide range of topics - from Agriculture to Urban Development.

Most international country-level data is collected by specialized agencies of the United Nations (such as WHO for health data), and other intergovernmental organizations such as OECD. See especially World Bank Data and UN data which compile data from many different sources.

COUNTR​Y LEV​EL DATA

See also: regional (sub-national) and city level data.

All topics - compiled from various sources:

Agriculture and Food:

Demography & Population

Drugs and Crime

  • UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

Economy & Development

Education

  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
  • World Bank EdStats (Interactive)
  • Educational Achievement & Quality:
    • IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement)
    • PISA (OECD Programme for International Student Assessment)
    • SACMEQ (Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality)
    • LLECE (Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education)

Environment

Gender

Health

  • INDEPTHStats: Detailed health and demographic indicators for 20 low- and middle-income countries.
  • UNAIDS (United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS)
  • UNICEF - Childinfo (United Nations Children's Fund)

ICT

  • ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

Intellectual Property

  • WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)

Labour, Employment

  • ILO (International Labour Organization)

Language

Science and Technology

Urban Development:

CITY AND R​EGIONAL (SUB-NA​TIONAL) DATA

Data at city and sub-national levels remains scarce. The list of data sources below will be updated as more data becomes available. To create interactive maps or infographics at sub-national or city level, you can use the 'shapefile map' edition included in StatPlanet, or StatTrends for interactive graphs. See also - creating point or city maps.

All topics

Demography & Population:

Environment:

Health

ICT

Poverty

Tags: 
open data

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