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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.
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) for 1987-present.
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.
Blue Books are a mainstay for research on the British colonies in Africa. The Penn Libraries have a good collection of Blue Books, but our holdings are scattered among print copies in several locations and in microform. This guide identifies the Blue Book series and tells you where they live.