World Statistics Pocketbook

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This handy pocketbook provides an easy-to-use international compilation of basic economic, social and invironmental incicators for 209 countries and areas worldwide. It covers 55 key indicators in the areas of population, economic activity, agriculture, industry, energy, international trade, transport, communications, gender, education and environment drawn from 20 international statistical sources. The layout provides an easy-to-view comprehensive statistical profile of each country or area and the notes on sources and definition provide a valuable guide for further research by the in-depth user of these statistics.

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About the author (2005)

Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.