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

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 and R.

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  • Research and Development (R&D) SDG 9.5 - last update: February 2024


  • Changes to content and format of UIS Science (STI) data release - last update: October 2023


  • Background Information on Science (STI) Statistics in the UIS Database - last update: February 2024


  • Research and Development (R&D) – Other Policy Relevant Indicators - last update: February 2024



  • SDG 11.4 - last update: February 2024


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



  • Demographic and Socio-economic Indicators - last update: February 2024



  • Education Non Core Archive February 2020


  • Innovation Archive April 2017


  • Cultural trade Archive June 2021


  • Research and Development (R&D) Archive March 2021


  • Cultural employment Archive June 2019


  • Feature Film Archive February 2024