Useful Links

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

UNdata is a service provided by the United Nations to users of statistical data around the world. It provides easy access to data compiled and produced by UN agencies as well as other international agencies.

The World Bank coordinates statistics and data, and maintains a number of macro, financial, and sector databases. Working closely with the Bank’s regions and Global Practices, the group is guided by professional standards in the collection, compilation and dissemination of data to ensure that all data users can have confidence in the quality and integrity of the data produced.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects. The UNWTO publishes regularly the World Tourism Barometer aimed at monitoring the short-term evolution of tourism and providing the sector with relevant and timely information.

OECD – At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a Tourism Committee acts as a forum for exchange, and for monitoring policies and structural changes affecting the development of tourism. The OECD Tourism Papers Series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Tourism Committee. More about OECD reports on tourism

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

WTO provides access to its official council and committee documents, as well as, a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos.

The EU Open Data Portal is the point of access to public data published by the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies. Information can be used and reused for commercial or non-commercial purposes. The portal is a key instrument of the EU open data strategy.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is fully dedicated to supporting export development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  It provides an array of resources, particularly the Trade Map that presents and processes a variety of import and export data in both goods and services. Access the TradeMap here.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, with a mission to ensure the sector is seamless, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable. Their aim is to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism’s full economic value, not just as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, but also to the many communities and travellers enriched through their experiences.

Alongside the annual Economic Impact Research, the World Travel & Tourism Council also publishes research in a number of other areas within the Travel & Tourism sector such as overcrowding, taxation, policy making and others.

FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture statistics (including crop, livestock, and forestry sub-sectors) for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available. offers exchange rate information, international money transfers, and other currency-related services via its website, mobile apps, and other online channels.