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Data, analysis, news, books, articles & working papers available to IMF staff

Economics and Finance Research Guide for IMF Staff

This guide is designed to introduce you to data servicesbooks, articles, news and reference sources for economics and finance. The content is broken down by category in the tabs above for Macroeconomic DataFinancial DataCredit Ratings & RiskForecastsBanks & Financial InstitutionsCompaniesAnalyst & Research ReportsCommoditiesCurrenciesDevelopment & Inequality; Trade; Articles and Working Papers, E-books; News and Blogs; and Reference Sources
The title links for data services bring you to the resource's information page on the Economic and Financial Data site, where you can see a detailed description; learn various access modes; request a user account (if required); get software installation instructions; view Copyright restrictions; download user guides and cheat sheets; and find support contact information. For a complete list of data services licensed for IMF staff, consult Economic and Financial Data.

Purchase Recommendation

Commercial Data Services
To request new commercial data services, please have your department participate in the annual business case submission exercise conducted through the following online system every year in September. See the Economic Data Governance Group (EDGG) Members by department.  
To make an ad hoc request for a new commercial data service in the current fiscal year (outside of the annual exercise), please visit our designated ad hoc request online system.

Books, Journals, News & Bibliographic Databases
If you would like the Library Network staff to consider acquiring a book, journal, database or other item that is not currently held in our collections, please contact us through Ask! a Librarian.

Economic and Financial Data at the IMF website

Consult Economic and Financial Data at the IMF  (http://econfindata/) for the complete list of data resources licensed for IMF staff:
- Over 200 data sources - Request user accounts
- Software installation instructions - Copyright information
- User guides & cheat sheets - Who to contact for help

Library's List of Databases

Library's List of Databases - directory of databases and other information resources for World Bank, IFC and IMF staff, organized by subject.

Library Learning Calendar

Library Learning Calendar - The Library Network offers training events on library tools and data resources. To suggest a class or to request one-on-one training with a librarian or a data vendor representative, contact us via Ask! a Librarian.

Data Management Tools

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Commercial Data Services Quick Reference (PDF)