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This product aggregates over 50,000 numeric datasets from international organizations, economic research firms, and national government statistical offices. This unique collection is designed to answer the three most common types of data questions in international research:

•    How do two or more countries compare with one another across a range of statistical indicators?
•    What are the social and demographic characteristics and trends in a single county?
•    How do two or more internal regions of a country compare with one another across a range of indicators?

While several commercial products dedicate themselves to the first question, only ProQuest International Datasets seeks to satisfy all three. No other product brings together economic and demographic data at international, national, and sub-national levels. A key provider of sub-national data (aside from the national governments themselves) is Oxford Economics, which provides deep time series of socioeconomic data for over 2400 cities and regions in 62 countries.

And ProQuest International Datasets continues to expand its coverage! In the past two months, we have added data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Service Trade, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, and France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies – more widely known as Insee, Statistics Iceland, and Statistics South Africa.

And we won’t stop there! We are committed to tripling the volume of data in ProQuest International Datasets over the course of 2014. We are focused on adding national and sub-national data from national statistical offices around the world, as well as intergovernmental organizations and private organizations. Between now and the end of June, we will add data from national statistical offices in Spain, Thailand, and Indonesia; the United Nations Economic Commissions for Asia and the Pacific, and for Europe.

If you have not yet had a chance to look at ProQuest International Datasets, please do so. We think you will like what you see. If you have seen it, revisit it and see all the new data in action!

23 May 2014

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