Financial and economic data can be used to estimate startup costs, create performance projections, determine sustainability of company within a region, country, or sector. The following section lists some key site that will provide both economic and financial data to use in your research.
A compilation of data from United Nations agencies and other international sources. Includes 14 databases and 6 glossaries containing over 55 million data points and covering a whole range of statistics including Population, Industry, Energy, Trade and National Accounts. Data can be retrieved by country or topic and viewed on screen or downloaded in a variety of formats.
The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. Free access is currently provided to the following World Bank Databases: World Development Indicators Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor.