Data Sources

The Homepage of the Fachbereichsbibliothek 03 provides access to various databases,
particulary the databases of the 'World Bank' and of the 'International Monetary Fund'.

Note that access to some of these databases may require you to be part of the JGU network, either by working on a computer on campus or by being logged into a virtual private network (VPN).

World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI)

The WDI are the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Here is a short user guide on how to retrieve data from the World Bank's WDI.

World Bank International Debt Statistics (IDS) - formerly known as Global Development Finance (GDF)

GDF focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries. It includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2008, for most reporting countries.

IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS)

The IFS offer approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries starting in 1948. It includes exchange rates, fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators.

Here is a short user guide on how to retrieve data from the IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS).