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Background Notes (U.S. State Dept)
Background Notes are publications from the U.S. State Department which include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states.
The Statesman's year-book
Current issue is in Sawyer Reference JA51 .S7. Past issues from 1876 to 2014 are located in the Library Shelving Facility and can be requested. Includes maps, leader profiles, election results, political analysis and more.
Human Rights Reports
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress.
SourceOECD This link opens in a new window
Full-text of the reports, monographs, serials, and statistical publication of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
Human Development Reports This link opens in a new window
Statistical data tracking the level of development in nations throughout the world. Data ranges from economic (GDP) to social (child labor). Countries are ranked according to their level of development in each of over 100 indicators.
International Financial Statistics This link opens in a new window
Find financial statistics, e.g., GDP, M2, employment, national reserves, etc, for over 200 countries. Data Provided by the International Monetary Fund.