Sociómetro-BID is a diverse dataset of social indicators designed to capture social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The indicators are derived from national household survey data, covering 21 countries from 1990 to 2012.While the Sociómetro includes traditional global indicators, the database also includes tailor-made indicators in five areas: Demographics, Education, Labor Market, Housing, and Income, to better capture conditions in LAC.
Moreover, unlike traditional aggregate indicators, the Sociómetro indicators are disaggregated by ethnicity and race (when available) in addition to being disaggregated by gender, geographic residence, education, and income quintile. The user can tailor his or her query through the user-friendly web application.
The management and implementation of the Sociómetro is provided by the Social Sector (SCL of the Vice Presidency of Knowledge and Sectors) with the objective of strengthening the analytical content of projects and studies. The indicators are not intended to serve as official data for any particular country but instead aim to provide a comparable set of social indicators for the Latin American region.
The Latin American and Caribbean Macro Watch Data Tool (LMW) puts the material behind the macroeconomic analysis carried out by the IDB Research Department at the fingertips of a broad range of users.
LMW includes over 500 indicators consolidating data on macroeconomics, social issues, trade, capital flows, markets and governance. Updated with information based on national sources available as of September 2014.
See also the Country Indicators Tool for a summary of Main Macroeconomic indicators by Country.
In 2009, the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) launched INTradeBID, the most comprehensive information system on trade and integration in LAC, particularly in regard to market access and trade regulations governed by regional trade agreements. The scope of the databases and their level of detail make INTradeBID a unique resource for the region.
INTradeBID is a free-access information system that gathers official documents and detailed data on preferential and non-preferential tariffs, rules of origin, tariff-rate quotas, regulatory standards, trade statistics, and indicators of trade performance and policy. The system includes a suite of applications for a broad spectrum of users, designed to facilitate understanding, analysis, and practical use of trade agreements.