This guide provides a starting point for researchers using numeric data for projects involving inter-governmental issues. It includes information on Harvard electronic and print resources and other web-based resources.

International Monetary Fund

International Financial Statistics (Harvard Database)
Monthly data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.

Direction of Trade Statistics (Harvard Database)
Annual, monthly and quarterly data on the value of merchandise imports and exports for over 156 countries. Also includes trade flow data for the world and specific areas.

Government Finance Statistics (Harvard Database)
Data on central government revenue, expenditure, grants, financing and debts. Includes some financial data on state and local governments.

Balance of Payment Statistics (Harvard Database)
Data on the balance of payments among countries and geographical areas of the world. Includes data on assets, liabilities, current accounts, income, investments and more for approximately 170 countries.

The above resources are also available in print in the Harvard Libraries. Please check the HOLLIS catalog for call number information.

Global Financial Stability Report
Assesses global financial markets and provides information on emerging markets.