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  • 1. 1 Learning Resources Regent’s University London Learning Resources – United Nations, Office of National Statistics, UK Data Service
  • 2. Segment 1: International Monetary Fund Segment 2: World Bank Segment 3: General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT) World Trade Organization (WTO) Segment 4: Alternative / Critical Research on the Bretton Woods Institutions Segment 5: OECD Segment 6: Bank of International Settlement Segment 7: United Nations, Office of National Statistics, UK Data Service Online Research Induction Segment Seven – United Nations, Office of National Statistics, UK Data Service
  • 3. • International Management • International Political Economy • International Business • International Relations Segment Seven – United Nations, Office of National Statistics, UK Data Service Online Research Induction for Students of
  • 4. • providing information about statistics, reports, papers, publications provided by – the United Nations, – the Office of National Statistics – the UK Data Service • enable students to find supportive arguments for essays, assignments and discussions The topic will be
  • 5.  United Nations Statistics Department  United Nations Statistics Commission (www.un.org/en/development/progareas/statistics.shtml)  Differentiate between - Global Programs - Regional Programs United Nations (http://www.un.org/en/)
  • 6. Choose between five different headings to retrieve statistics
  • 7.  United Nations Statistics Department  Global Programs • Official Statistics (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm) Department of Economic and Social Affairs • Trade and Investment Statistics (http://unctadstat.unctad.org/) UN Conference on Trade and Development • Global Urban Observatory (ww2.unhabitat.org/programmes/guo/) UN Human Settlements Programme • Office on Drugs and Crime (www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/Crime-Monitoring- Surveys.html) Office on Drugs and Crime United Nations (http://www.un.org/en/)
  • 8. The following areas might be of interest: Statistical Database Publications
  • 9. The Data Centre gives a more general collection of data while… … this section individualises information on a country-specific level
  • 10.  United Nations Statistics Department  Regional Programs • Statistics (http://new.uneca.org/acs/home_acs.aspx) Economic Commission for Africa • Advancing Statistics for Development (http://www.unescap.org/stat/) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific • Statistics Economic Commission for Europe • Statistics and Economic Projections Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean • Statistics Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia United Nations (http://www.un.org/en/)
  • 11. Office of National Statistics (ONS) (http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.html)  largest independent producer of official statistics  recognised national statistical institute for the UK  responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels  Statistical data available by  Browse by Theme  Publications  Data  Release Calendar
  • 12. Principle Global Indicators (http://www.principalglobalindicators.org/default.aspx)  established in 2008  aim to coordinate statistical issues and data gaps highlighted by the global crisis  to strengthen data collection  sub-division into five different areas of material:  Principal Global Indicators  Data Mapper  Additional Data Sources  Sectoral Transactions and Balance Sheets  Cross Border Positions
  • 13. Principle Global Indicators (http://www.principalglobalindicators.org/default.aspx) Principal Global Indicators (http://www.principalglobalindicators.org/default.aspx) created by the inter-agency group on economic and financial statistics, comprises the  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) (http://www.bis.org/)  European Central Bank (ECB) (http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html)  Eurostat (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home)  International Monetary Fund (IMF, Chair) (http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm)  Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (http://www.oecd.org/home/)  United Nations (UN) (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm)  World Bank (WB) (http://www.worldbank.org/)
  • 14. UK Data Service (http://ukdataservice.ac.uk) Annual Population Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200002) •combines data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and national boosts and contain 12 months of data and responses from 155,000 households and 360,000 people •improves intercensal monitoring of key variables for a range of policy purposes. British Social Attitudes (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200006) •National Centre for Social Research survey tracks people's changing social, political and moral attitudes •informs the development of public policy •over 3,000 respondents annually and questions repeated periodically This section compiles sets of diverse British national statistics
  • 15. UK Data Service (http://ukdataservice.ac.uk) Citizenship Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200007) •conducted seven times between 2001 and 2011 and designed to capture information on community cohesion, civic engagement, race and faith, and volunteering Crime Survey for England andWales (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/? sn=200009) •asks over 50,000 people in England and Wales about their experiences of crime in the last 12 months. Young People's Social Attitudes Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/? sn=2000059) •conducted by the National Centre for Social Research as part of the British Social Attitudes Survey.
  • 16. UK Data Service (http://ukdataservice.ac.uk) English Housing Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200010) •collects information from 17,000 households annually. European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200015) •collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal microdata on income, poverty and social exclusion. Integrated Household Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000024) •data from the core variables of individual survey modules, including the Annual Population Survey, Life Opportunities Survey and Living Costs and Food Survey.
  • 17. UK Data Service (http://ukdataservice.ac.uk) Households Below Average Income (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000022) •uses household disposable incomes, after adjusting for the household size and composition, as a proxy for material living standards, level of consumption of goods and services that people could attain given the disposable income of their household Living Costs and Food Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000028) •information on spending patterns of around 6,000 sample households and the cost of living since 2008 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/? sn=2000058) •provides reliable, nationally representative data on the state of workplace relations and employment practices in Britain since 1980
  • 18. Please contact in the Library Sven Griesenbeck higgens@regents.ac.uk For further information
  • 19. 19 Learning Resources Regent’s University London Learning Resources – Information Research Updated: Jan 2015
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