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General Links

Below is our attempt to share with you links of sources that might help you learn and develop new insights about the future.  We hope you and your teams find it useful. As always, feel free to contact us and let us know how we can make the list better.

Worldmapper Project
Provides cartograms – maps where countries are resized according to a range of economic, social, demographic and resources criteria

2 World Trade Organization
Trade statistics, trade news, economic research and publications

3 World Economic Forum
Research on wide range of issues related to its agenda; also organizes Davos summit annually dealing with global issues

4 World Bank
Economic and financial statistics, including commodity prices

5 Wikipedia
Open-source based online encyclopaedia, which is a good first lead for information on many topics BUT always check references and data wherever possible

6 US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Research and statistics on all aspects of the labor market in the US, plus international comparisons

7 United Nations
Data and reports relevant for many trends including economics, demographics, Millennium Development Goals

8 Strategy & Business
Surveys, articles, publications on a range of business topics, on both the Booz site and Strategy & Business site

9 RAND Corporation
Research areas include security, international affairs, science & technology, health, infrastructure

10 PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
Consulting/Accounting firm offering research/publications on range of business topics

11 Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
Publications and statistics on economic and social issues, including macroeconomics, trade, education, science, innovation

12 McKinsey Quarterly
Surveys, articles, publications on a range of business topics

13 McKinsey
Surveys, articles, publications on a range of business topics

14 International Labour Organization (ILO)
Information and news on international labour standards and human rights; provides international labor statistics and research

15 IMF
Range of time series data on GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices, more and other economic and financial indicators

16 IMD
Research, articles and information on critical business topics and issues; and home of the World COmpetitiveness Center

17 IBM
Range of research, particularly related to technology industry

18 European Commission Eurostat
Publications and statistics on economic and social issues, including macroeconomics, trade, education, science, innovation

19 CIA
World Factbook offers basic but useful country information; other reports cover security related matters e.g. fuel use

20 Boston Consulting Group
Surveys, articles, publications on a range of business topics