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International Education and Relevant Data Sources

IGO Technical reports / Project reports / Gray literature

For the project report databases of the major International Governmental Organizations and selected Western-country government aid agencies, see this Penn Libraries guide:

Country and Regional Data from IGOs and IFOs

One-stop IGO reports

  • Policy Commons
    Fulltext or links for IGO and NGO policy documents and other gray literature from around the world. An extraordinarily rich collection, but not too reader-friendly to search.


Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Telecommunications Union

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO

  • UNESCO Digital Library - Full text and bibliographic records of some UNESCO documents and publications since 1945, as well as bibliographic records of UNESCO library acquisitions.
  • Resources Library / Health and Education Centre, UNESCO - An online documents library supporting the development of effective policies and programs to promote better health and well-being for all children and young people.
  • Institute for Statistics -  Data by theme (literacy, equity, finance, higher education, etc,.) and country/region.
  • (UIS) Database - Includes out-of-school rates, progression, attainment, completion rates, literacy, educational attainment, mobility, resources, and more.
  • Global Education Monitoring Report 
  • World Inequality Database on Education - data presented by indicator and country.

United Nations Development Programme

United National International Children's Emergency Fund UNICEF

United National Population Fund

World Bank

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • World Health Organization website
  • Global Health Observatory - Topics covered include mortality, diseases, child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, water and sanitation, risk factors, health systems, environmental health, and violence and injuries.

World Trade Organization (WTO)


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