To fulfill its mission of promoting research and knowledge sharing, Policy Center for the New South, through its learning center, provides its staff and senior fellows with a digital library allowing access to a varied selection of electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, and online databases) in line with its core research areas.
All these resources are accessible on-site and remotely.
For any requests or additional information, please contact Asmaa Tahraoui, Database Manager, at

Bibliographic Resources
Cairn.Info offers the most comprehensive online selection of French publications in social sciences and humanities. More than 500 journals and 10 000 eBooks from major French, Belgian and Swiss publishers can be accessed via the platform. Journals and ebooks are classified by research topics: Droit, Economie-Gestion, Info-Communication, Santé publique, Sciences de l'éducation, Sciences Politiques, Sociologie et Société...
Some interesting titles: «Cahiers d'économie Politique» (L'Harmattan), « Economie politique » (Alternatives économiques), « Cahiers d'études africaines » (Éditions de l'EHESS), « Revue Française de Socio-Économie », « Politique étrangère » (IFRI),« Critique internationale » (Presses de Sciences Po).


Europresse, launched in France in 1999, offers access to more than 70,000 reliable sources of general and specialized information from France, Europe and the whole world. It contains more than 735 million documents and is updated daily with the addition of more than 550,000 new documents.
Please reach out to Asmaa Tahraoui, Database Manager, at : for the login and password.


Factiva is a professional information tool from Dow Jones & Company. Factiva aggregates content from both licensed and free sources, and provides companies with search, alert, distribution and information management capabilities. Factiva products provide access to more than 36,000 sources (such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television transcripts, photos, etc.) from 200 countries in 25 languages, including more than 600 continuously updated news feeds.
Please reach out to Asmaa Tahraoui, Database Manager, at : for the login and password.

The IMF eLibrary *

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

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JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generation JSTOR contains the full-text of more than 2,300 journals from 1,000 publishers and more than 40,000 ebooks from academic publishers. Journals and books are available in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). OECD iLibrary presents all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters in any available format: PDF, WEB, XLS, DATA, ePUB, READ.

OpenEdition Freemium for Journals

Formerly known as, OpenEdition Journals Freemium is part of OpenEdition, a complete electronic publishing platform founded by « Le Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte (Cléo) ». It offers full text access to over 500 journals in humanities and social sciences.
Titles are available in html, PDF and ePub formats

Persée *

Opened in 2005, le Persée portal brings together complete collections of journals, conference proceedings, series and books. It now hosts 300 collections, i.e. more than 700,000 documents that are regularly updated with new titles. These scientific publications are mainly in the human and social sciences, earth and environmental sciences are also covered.
Many options are available to work with digitized collections using the same features as those usually available for natively digital documents

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ScienceDirect Government Edition

ScienceDirect Government Edition offers over 2,200 journals published by Elsevier since 1995.
Note: Excludes Cell Press journals, third-party titles, transferred titles, titles published prior to 1995 and some society titles.
Activating and using remote access to ScienceDirect:
1- Create your own account using your professional email address: on the following link Sign in
2- Activate remote access on the following link Remote access

Taylor & Francis

The "Humanities and social sciences" collection provides access to more than 1,400 journals that cover a vast array of topics, such as:
Anthropology, Archeology and Heritage - Arts & Humanities - Business, Management & Economics - Criminology & Law - Education - Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment - Library & Information Science - Media, Cultural & Communication Studies - Mental Health & Social Care - Politics, International Relations & Area Studies - Psychology - Sociology & Related Disciplines - Sport, Leisure & Tourism - Strategic, Defense & Security Studies

UN iLibrary

The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content. Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary.

The World Bank eLibrary

The World Bank eLibrary offers a number of value-added features and functionality for easier discovery, access, and use of World Bank publications and research. It contains the full collection of all World Bank books, journals, flagship reports, and working papers since the 1990s plus country and regional data from World Development Indicators.

AFDB Data Portal *

The AfDB Statistical Data Portal has been developed in response to the increasing demand for statistical data and indicators relating to African Countries. The Portal provides multiple customized tools to gather indicators, analyze them, and export them into multiple formats. With the Data Portal, you can visualize Socio-Economic indicators over a period of time, gain access to presentation-ready graphics and perform comprehensive analysis on a Country and Regional level.

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ARTNeT acts as an information repository providing a linkage to international organizations such as the International Trade Centre, UNCTAD, and the WTO, which in turn facilitate researchers' access to trade data and trade analysis tools. ARTNeT also builds trade research capacity through facilitating access to relevant trade and investment related databases. In addition to the ARTNeT Trade Publications Database, ARTNeT supports the development of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreement Database (APTIAD).

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BIS Statistics *

The statistics published by the BIS are a unique source of information about the structure of and activity in the global financial system. They are compiled in cooperation with central banks and other national authorities and are designed to inform analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers and global liquidity.

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CAIT Climate Data Explorer *

CAIT is one of the most trusted sources of climate data available. It is a free and open source for comprehensive and comparable climate and emissions data. CAIT is made up of a suite of tools that allow users to utilize the data to understand considerations of equity in climate negotiations, see transparency and available information in country climate action comitments, interact with historical emissions data, and dive into the methodologies behind future emissions projections. CAIT allows national governments, international organizations and independent researchers to perform relevant analysis and promote efficient action on climate change.

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CEPII collects and harmonizes data from various sources, produces indicators and statistical measures. This data on the world economy is made available to the public. They are also presented in the form of a CEPII Panorama. For easy integration into your own documents, illustrations from these publications can be downloaded in image format.

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Statistics is an inherent part of UNCTAD. Being the United Nations’ focal point for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources.

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The Eora MRIO Database

The Eora multi-region input-output table (MRIO) database provides a time series of high resolution IO tables with matching environmental and social satellite accounts for 187 countries (to 190 in some datasets). In order to get access to the Eora MRIO Database, you need to register as a PCNS user. For that, please:
1. Access the page and fill out the requested information
2. Check the Academic Access box and enter “ocppc” in the field “University/institute”
3. Click on « Email my registration code »
4. An account activation email will be sent to you in a few minutes

Eurostat *

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. While fulfilling its mission, Eurostat promotes the following values: respect and trust, fostering excellence, promoting innovation, service orientation, and professional independence.

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FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.

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Global Trade Alert *

Global Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce. It goes beyond other monitoring initiatives by identifying the trading partners likely to be harmed by these measures.

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A time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices.

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The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database *

The National Accounts Main Aggregates Database presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world. It is the product of a global cooperation effort between the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division, international statistical agencies and the national statistical services of these countries. The database is updated in December of each year with newly available national accounts data for all countries and areas.

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ND-GAIN Country Index *

The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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OECD.Stat *

OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. Ways to access the data: - By keyword using “search” (e.g. GDP, FDI, Health, unemployment, income distribution, population, labour, education, trade, finance, prices, Economic Outlook, Government Debt, Social expenditure ...) - By selecting data in the left-hand menu (popular queries or data by theme) - By accessing your saved queries under “My Queries” (for logged-in users)

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UN Comtrade

UN COMTRADE is the pseudonym for United Nations International Trade Statistics Database. Over 170 reporter countries/areas provide the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with their annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities/service categories and partner countries. These data are subsequently transformed into the United Nations Statistics Division standard format with consistent coding and valuation using the processing system.
The UN COMTRADE is the largest depository of international trade data. It contains well over 3 billion data records since 1962 and is available publicly on the internet. In addition, it offers public and premium data API for easier integration/download.

Undata *

UNdata is a web-based data service for the global user community. It brings international statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single-entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases or tables collectively known as "datamarts" contain over 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labour market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.

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UNU-Wider *

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. The Institute began operations over 30 years ago in Helsinki, Finland, as the first research centre of the United Nations University. Today it is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency – providing a range of services from policy advice to governments as well as freely available original research.

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Water Data Portal *

The Water Data Portal (WDP), following "one-stop shop" approach, provides access to a large amount of data related to water and agriculture. WDP contains meteorological, hydrological, socio-economic, spatial data layer, satellite images as well as hydrological model setups. The data in the WDP, both spatial & non-spatial, are supported by the standardized metadata and are available for download by user including academia, scientists, researchers and decision makers. However, access is provided in compliance with copyrights, intellectual property rights and data agreements with our partners.

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The World Bank Data Catalog *

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

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World Input-Output Tables and underlying data, covering 43 countries, and a model for the rest of the world for the period 2000-2014. Data for 56 sectors are classified according to the International Standard Industrial Classification revision 4 (ISIC Rev. 4). The tables adhere to the 2008 version of the SNA.

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The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) software provides access to international merchandise trade, tariff and non-tariff measures (NTM) data. Browse the Country profile section to obtain countries exports, imports and tariff statistics along with relevant development data.

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Worldometer *

Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. Worldometer is cited as a source in over 10,000 published books and in more than 6,000 professional journal articles.

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