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The resources listed here will assist you in answering the questions on the Health Statistics Assignment as well as in finding good coverage of contemporary statistical overviews of your country.
Sources of country statistics
Links to statistical sources listed above
World Development Indicators
The World Bank's principal data source on the global economy. 1960-present.
The central statistical information service for the United Nations.
Regional sources of statistics
African Development Indicators - ADI (World Bank)
Annual time-series data, 1960-present (i.e., 2010), for individual countries and regions within Africa. Topics covered include health and population, labor and social protection, economic policy and debt, education, infrastructure, and poverty. Related to the World Bank's flagship data set, World Development Indicators - WDI
African Statistical Yearbook
Annual statistical factbook for the continent, a joint publication from UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, and African Union. READ THE NOTES! They will identify data sources and explain variations or problems in the data. Print version covers more years than this online version - Van Pelt stacks: HA1955 .U5 (latest year in Van Pelt Reference stacks)
International historical statistics. Africa, Asia and Oceania 1750-2005 / B.R. Mitchell. 5th ed.
Print-only, Van Pelt Reference Desk HA4675 .M553 2007. A handy one-volume compendium of time-series statistical information for African countries. READ THE NOTES! They will identify data sources and explain variations or problems in the data.
Colonial-era statistical information