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BE 403-01: Economic Growth and Development: Websites

Data and Statistics Websites

Use these sites to locate detailed information on the countries of the world, including statistics, datasets and maps. This type of in-depth information will assist you in your study of international business and economics by enhancing your understanding of culture, customs and history of individual countries. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Retrieve United Nations data by country under country profiles and in datasets. For example, to locate country data in the Demographic & Social Stats Yearbook, navigate here and click on "view data." You can use the search menu at left to select a specific country. 
  • For other sites like the United Nations Human Development Reports, just look for a tab that says "country profiles" or a menu that says "countries."
  • To use the World Bank datasets (Databank, etc.) you will need to create an account and login each time. Look for a "login" widget to get started.
  • For the World Management Survey page, choose the "data" menu and then click the "International MOPS" to see the countries listing.
  • Some sites are harder to navigate, and you may not see these links or menus. In this case, use the site search function or use the Google search shortcut (see box on this page).
  • Don't forget to use the links in the Country Profiles below.

United Nations Resources

Searching Websites Using Google Search

Finding what you need on comprehensive websites can be time-consuming. Look for sitemap to locate specific materials, or use this handy trick:

  • Open Google search bar
  • Type in website URL + ":" [colon symbol]
  • Add search term(s) or site location desired

Example: www.forbes.com:Jobs

Google will then display direct links to the jobs and careers section of the website.

You can also search for sites with a specific domain (.gov, .edu) - type the domain + ":"  + keyword(s): .gov:jobs

Recommended Datasets

Country Profiles

World Bank Resources

Many World Bank datasets are publicly accessible, but you must create an account first. Click anywhere you see "log in" to get started, and then login each time you access World Bank resources on this page.