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Inventory > Social Statistics, International Organizations >

OECD, Various Products


Inventory of Community Data Sources

Database/ Data product: OECD.stat, OECD Regions at a Glance

Data provider: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Description: “The OECD is one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic developments, and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation and more.”

OECD.stat is the portal to the statistical databases held by the OECD. It contains a wide range of social and economic data in various forms, including “complete databases and is freely available as a beta release via OECD’s iLibrary, SourceOECD for the first half of 2008.”

There is a “Regional Statistics” component to OECD.stat that contains sub-national data. “As well, the publication OECD Regions at a Glance presents a series of indicators for OECD countries. The book is organised around three major themes: regions' contributions to national growth in population, employment, and the economy; regional disparities in terms of incomes, activity rates and unemployment and regional assets; and a series of regional indicators for variables likely to be key to a region’s competitiveness, including accessibility, education, health resources, safety, and environment.”

Geographic units available: Countries and some data available by region within countries


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