The European Parliamentary Research Service provides analytical support and comprehensive research to the Members of European Parliament.
It was established on November 1, 2013 and is organized in 3 directorates:
- Members' Research Service: its central task is to ensure that all members of the European Parliament are provided with analysis of, and research on, policy issues related to the European Union.
- The Library: provides on-site and online services, access to internal and external publications on European and national issues, and online access to news and information services. The Historical Archives and the 'Ask EP' are also part of the service.
- Impact assessment and European added value: these services contribute to identifying the need for action at European level and provide scrutiny and oversight of EU legislation in practice. This Directorate is supported by research and analytical capacities in all areas of policy, drawing if necessary on outside expertise. It covers the following activities: Ex-Ante Impact Assessment, European Added Value, Ex-Post Impact Assessment, Policy Performance Appraisal, European Council Oversight and Science and Technology Options Assessment.
AON has produced this map "Political Risk Map, 2015", offering analysis and insight into the political risk of 163 emerging economies.
The map shows significant risks related to political interference, supply chain disruption, political violence, risk of doing business and exchange transfers.
(Source: ACMLA listserv)
This resource by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) provides socio-economic statistics for IDB member countries, going back 22 years.
One of their publications "Fact and Figures" includes statistics on population, population density, birth rate, mortality rate, and literacy for countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Niger, Qatar, Uganda, and Yemen.
Key socio-economic statistics on IDB member countries is part of a monograph series that provides indicators on demography, population, vital statistics, poverty, national accounts, inflation, external trade, balance of payment, and external debt, to name a few.
(Source: MADGIC Staff)