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The Economics subject guide gives you access to useful library databases and trusted Web resources, relevant for researching many topics in economics or finance

Aid. Economic Assistance. Remittances. Microfinance


Development Indicators

See also Steve H. Hanke's "Misery index", produced annually (no website). Simply a list of countries ranked by misery total comprising: unemployment rate (%) + inflation rate (%)

Food. Hunger. Agriculture. Rural Development

FAO databases

FAOSTAT is the main database, offering free access to time series data on food & agriculture for all countries (data from 1961-). 
FAOLEX database provides access to treaties, laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources

Global Information & Early Warning System (GIEWS) has data on food production, prices & security, and alerts the international community to impending severe crop losses & famines

FAO publications
Many, including flagships:
State of food and agriculture Online (1947-)
FAO statistical yearbook Online (2004-). Continuation of: FAO bulletin of statistics 1963-2004 (title varies, in library at HD 1.M6) 
FAO yearbook. Fishery and aquaculture statistics Online (1998- title varies)
State of world fisheries & aquaculture Online (2000-) 
State of food security & nutrition in the world Online (1999- title varies)

Portals. Organisations. Other Resources on Development Economics