World in figures

Provides access to over 100 country ranking indices

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Big data potential
Policy domains: Economy & Finance
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Implementation/customisation cost
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: Open Data Real time information
SWOT Analysis for
World in figures
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Easy to use
• User-friendly interface
• Over 100 countries ranking on different sectors such as economy, agriculture, arts, Nobel prize-winners etc
Weaknesses• No up-to-date results: The research for this edition of The Economist World in Figures was carried out in 2016 using the latest available sources that present data on an internationally comparable basis.
• The extent and quality of the statistics available that varies from country to country.
• Energy consumption data are not always reliable, particularly for the major oil producing countries
• Doesn’t provide the exact algorithm the results are based on.
Opportunities• Make reliable data comparisons between countries
• Provide updated real time data.
Threats• Data quality: figures from individual countries may differ from standard international statistical definitions
• Technical difficulties

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