Sources of data used

By generously sharing data, the following organizations made it possible for the Human Development Reports to publish the important human development statistics appearing in the indicator tables. Many of our indicators can be obtained directly from: http://data.un.org/ 

 

Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset

Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset provides data on educational attainment for 146 countries in 5-year intervals from 1950 to 2015, updated in February 2016; and projections for 2015-2040.

Professor Jong-Wha Lee

Economic Department Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Tel: 82-2-3290-2216

Fax: 82-2-928-4948

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.barrolee.com 

 

CRED EM-DAT (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters)

The International Disaster Database, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED): Since 1988 the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has been maintaining an Emergency Events Database EM-DAT. EM-DAT was created with the initial support of the WHO and the Belgian Government.

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters – CRED

School of Public Health

Université catholique de Louvain

Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs, Bte B1.30.15

1200 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)2.764.33.27

Fax: +32 (0)2.764.34.41

Website: http://www.emdat.be 

 

Eurostat

Eurostat. 2016. European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EUSILC). Brussels. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata/european-union-statistics-on-income-and-living-conditions. EUSILC UDB 2014 – version 2 of August 2016.

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is an instrument aiming at collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal multidimensional microdata on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions. This instrument is anchored in the European Statistical System (ESS).

European Commission, Eurostat

L-2920 Luxembourg

Tel: +352 4301-1

Website: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/main/home 

 

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) collects, analyses and disseminates data and information on food and agriculture. It is the source of food insecurity indicators.

Headquarters

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: (+39) 06 57051

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.fao.org/ 

 

Gallup

Gallup World Poll Analytics database. Gallup World Poll is a global leader in behavioral economic research. Gallup conducts surveys in more than 150 countries and is committed to doing so for the entire century. Employing gold-standard methodology, this initiative provides a scientific window into the thoughts and behaviors of 98% of the Earth's population through nationally representative samples.

Gallup World Poll Analytics database

Website: www.gallup.com/products/170987/gallup-analytics.aspx 

 

ICF Macro Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

Since 1984, the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. Demographic and Health Surveys are main source of distributional data for computation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index and Inequality-adjusted HDI.

The DHS Program 

ICF

530 Gaither Road, Suite 500

Rockville, MD 20850 USA

Tel: (301) 407-6500

Fax: (301) 407-6501

Email: [email protected]   

Website: http://dhsprogram.com 

 

ICPS (International Centre for Prison Studies)

ICPS (International Centre for Prison Studies). 2016. “World Prison Population List (11th edition).” London. www.prisonstudies.org/. Accessed 7 June 2016.

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

School of Law, Birkbeck,

University of London

42 Store St

London WC1E 7DB

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.prisonstudies.org/   

 

IDMC (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. Its IDP database provides frequently updated information and analysis on conflict-induced internal displacement around the globe. It is the only provider of comprehensive information on all situations of conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.

IDMC

3 Rue de Varembè, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 552 3600

Email: [email protected]  

Website: http://www.internal-displacement.org 

 

ILO (International Labour Organization)

International Labour Organization (ILO) maintains an extensive statistical publication programme with the Key Indicators on the Labour Market as its most comprehensive collection of labour market data. The ILO is the source of data on wages, employment and occupations and information on the ratification status of labour rights conventions.

International Labour Office

4 route des Morillons

CH-1211 Genève 22 Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 22 799 6111

Fax: +41 (0) 22 798 8685

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.ilo.org 

 

IMF (International Monetary Fund)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has an extensive programme for developing and compiling statistics on international financial transactions and balance of payments. Much of the financial data provided to the Human Development Report Office by other agencies originates from the IMF.

International Monetary Fund

Headquarters 1

700 19th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20431

Tel: + 1 (202) 623-7000

Fax: + 1 (202) 623-4661

Email: [email protected]  

Website: http://www.imf.org 

 

IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) provides data on trends in political participation and structures of democracy. The Human Development Report Office relies on the IPU for data relating to elections and information on women’s political representation.

Inter-Parliamentary Union

5, chemin du Pommier

Case postale 330

CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex / 

Geneva

Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 919 41 50

Fax: +41 22 919 41 60

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.ipu.org 

 

ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized UN agency which among other activities maintains an extensive collection of statistics on information and communications. The data on trends in telecommunications come from its World Telecommunication Indicators database.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Place des Nations

1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 730 5111 (ITU Switchboard)

Fax: +41 22 733 7256

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.itu.int 

 

LIS (Luxembourg Income Study)

Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) is a cooperative research project with 25 member countries. The LIS focuses on poverty and policy issues. It is the source of income poverty estimates for many OECD countries.

LIS: Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg

Maison des Sciences Humaines – 5e étage

11, porte des Sciences

L-4366 Esch-Belval

Luxembourg

Tel: +352 466 644 59 50

Email: [email protected]  

Website: www.lisdatacenter.org    


The Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR)

Syrian Centre for Policy Research. 2016. Confronting Fragmentation! Impact of Syrian Crisis Report. http://scpr-syria.org/publications/confronting-fragmentation/. Accessed 15 March 2016.

The Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR)

Website: http://scpr-syria.org/  


UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

UNCTAD statistics is the United Nations’ focal point for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Development Statistics and Information Branch

UNCTAD

Palais des Nations, 8-14

Av. de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10

Switzerland

Email: [email protected]  

Website: http://unctadstat.unctad.org  


UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

UN Population Division. 2011. World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision. New York. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/trends/population-prospects_2010_revision.shtml.  Accessed 15 October 2013.

———. 2014. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition. http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/CD-ROM. Accessed 20 July 2016. 

———. 2015. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. New York. https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/. Accessed 19 July 2016.

———. 2015a. Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 revision. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/data/estimates2/estimates15.shtml. Accessed 1 August 2016.

UNDESA

Website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/ 


UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2015. Santiago. http://www.cepal.org/en/publications/type/preliminary-overview-economies-latin-america-and-caribbean. Accessed 15 March 2016.  

UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean). 


Headquarters

Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477

Vitacura, Santiago de Chile

Telephones: (56) 22471-2000 - 22210-2000

Fax: (56) 2208-0252

Postal address: Casilla 179-D, Santiago de Chile

Zip code: 7630412

Website: http://www.cepal.org/en  


UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Institute for Statistics

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the source of data related to education. The Human Development Report Office relies on data in UNESCO’s statistical publications as well as data received directly from its Institute for Statistics.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-ville

Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7 Canada

Tel: (1-514) 343-6880

Fax: (1-514) 343-5740

Website: http://www.uis.unesco.org/ 

 

UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)

UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia). 2016. Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016. Beirut. https://www.unescwa.org/publications/survey-economic-social-development-arab-region-2015-2016. Accessed 15 May 2016.

UNESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)

P.O. Box 11-8575, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-1-981301

Fax: +961-1-981510

Website: http://www.escwa.un.org 

 

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN organization that provides data on refugees through its Statistical Yearbook or other on-line statistical publications.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Case Postale 2500

CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt

Suisse

Tel: +41 22 739 8111

Fax: +41 22 739 7377

Website: http://www.unhcr.org  

 

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) monitors the wellbeing of children and provides a wide array of data. Its State of the World’s Children report as well as its Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys are important sources of data for the Report.

UNICEF House

3 United Nations Plaza

New York, New York 10017 U.S.A.

Tel: 1 212 326-7000

Fax: 887 7465

Website: http://www.unicef.org 

 

UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME)

UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME). 2015. http://www.childmortality.org/. Accessed 25 July 2016.

UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) was formed in 2004 to share data on child mortality, harmonize estimates within the UN system, improve methods for child mortality estimation, report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and enhance country capacity to produce timely and properly assessed estimates of child mortality. The IGME, led by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), also includes the World Bank and the United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs as full members. 

Email: [email protected] 

Website: http://www.childmortality.org/   


UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Group (World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Fund and World Bank)

UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Group (World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Fund and World Bank). 2016. Maternal mortality data.  http://data.unicef.org/topic/maternal-health/maternal-mortality/. Accessed 28 April 2016

Website: http://data.unicef.org/topic/maternal-health/maternal-mortality/


UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) carries out international comparative research to support to fight against illicit drugs and international crime. It provides data on crime victims from the International Crime Victims Surveys, on human trafficking and related conventions.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Research and Analysis Branch (RAB), 

United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 

Vienna International Centre, 

PO Box 500, 

1400 Vienna, 

Austria

Tel: (+43-1) 26060 

Fax: (+43-1) 263-3389

Website: http://www.unodc.org 


UNOHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).

UNOHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights). 2016. Human rights treaties. https://treaties.un.org/Pages/Treaties.aspx?id=4&subid=A&clang=_en. Accessed 1 May 2016.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 

Palais Wilson 

52 rue des Pâquis 

CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland.

Telephone: +41 22 917 9220 

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.ohchr.org/      

 

UNSD (United Nations Statistics Division)

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) provides a wide range of statistical outputs and services.

Much of the national accounts data provided to the Human Development Report Office by other agencies originates from the UNSD, as well as many of the Millennium Development Goals indicators. 

Statistics Division

United Nations

New York, NY 10017

United States of America

Fax: +1 212 963 9851

Email: statistic[email protected] 

Website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd 

 

UN Women

UN Women. 2016. “UN Women Global Database on Violence against Women.” New York.  http://evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/. Accessed 4 August 2016.

UN Women

405 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

United States

Tel: +1 646 781-4400

Fax: +1 646 781-4444

Website: www.unwomen.org  

 

WHO (World Health Organization)

World Health Organization (WHO) maintains a large array of data series on health issues, the source for the health related indicators in the Report.

World Health Organization

Avenue Appia 20

1211 Geneva 27

Switzerland

Website: http://www.who.int 

 

World Bank

The World Bank produces and compiles data on economic trends as well as a broad array of other indicators. Its World Development Indicators is the primary source for many indicators in the Report, including economic indicators such as GDP, GNI and remittances.

The World Bank

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433 USA

Tel: (202) 473-1000

Fax: (202) 477-6391

Website: http://www.worldbank.org