Bulk Data Download Service

The archives listed below contain the latest official data disseminated by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS). To find out when the datasets will be updated please visit http://uis.unesco.org.

Intended Audience
This archive is a result of a rigorous data production activity that ensures a high level of data quality. In order to expose the dataset to the largest audience possible and reduce its complexity, the UIS has normalized and compiled it using comma-separated values (CSV) format. This allows both beginners and seasoned data professionals to understand and work with it.

NOTE: Due to their large size, these files are meant to be programmatically processed. As such, you may not be able to use some consumer tools such as Microsoft Excel to access all the data without first modifying the source files. We have provided tutorials on how this data may be accessed with Python here and R here.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License.

SDG Global and Thematic Indicators (last update: March 2022)

Other Policy Relevant Indicators (OPRI) (last update: April 2022)
Please note that this dataset was previously known as NATMON

Research and Development (R&D) SDG 9.5 (last update: June 2022)

Background Information on Science (STI) Statistics in the UIS Database Changes to content and format of UIS Science (STI) data release

Changes to content and format of UIS Science (STI) data release (June 2022)

SDG 11.4 (last update: June 2022)

Background Information on Culture (CLT) Statistics in the UIS Database

Demographic and Socio-economic Indicators

Education Non Core Archive February 2020

Research and Development (R&D) Archive March 2021

Innovation Archive April 2017

Cultural employment Archive June 2019

Cultural trade Archive June 2021

Feature Film Archive June 2019