United Nations Statistics Division

Use

Visual priority is given to the main databases, not to topics, while a rich home page and many visual elements can intimidate some beginners. Sometime the complex design requires good skills to quickly find the desired data.

Searchability

Statistic databases are listed as links at the superficial level, and organized by topics at the deeper levels. Search engines combine parameters, keywords and boolean operators

Downloading

Data are downloadable mostly in pdf format. Queries results can be downloaded as html pages.

Navigational Aids

Only a general sitemap is provided, but despite some unavoidable complexity, this site is quite easy to navigate - although with some problems for first-time users

User Friendliness

The website homepage is organized by databases and not by topics, thus making its use not so intuitive; but, once a database is selected, it is rather easy to retrieve any data