OIC Statistics Database (OICStat) - Features

The OICStat Database is a user-friendly platform and equipped with the following features:
  • Multilinguality:The OICStat Database is available in three official languages of the OIC, namely English, Arabic and French.
  • Accordion Menu: The OICStat Database shows all data query steps, namely "Countries", "Categories & Indicators", "Years", and "Format" on the same page under an accordion menu – a vertically stacked list of headers that can be clicked to hide or show the content within – before previewing/exporting the data.
  • Major Country Groupings: The "Countries" menu offers users options to easily select member countries of some major country groupings; all of whose members are OIC member countries, namely Arab League, D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (D8), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Turkic Council, and West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Ticking a country grouping will automatically select the OIC member countries with a membership in the selected grouping. It is also possible to exclude members of a specific country grouping from a selection of countries by clicking twice on that grouping.
  • Quick Access to "OIC Countries in Figures" Module: Clicking the "i" icon next to each OIC country name under the "Countries" menu will direct the users to the related country profile under the "OIC Countries in Figures" module.
  • Search the Indicators as You Type: The OICStat Database hosts over one thousand indicators on various socio-economic, financial, and cross-cutting themes presented under the "Categories & Indicators" menu. To find the indicator(s) of interest, users can browse through the categories or type in the first three or more characters of a keyword in the "Search" box that has a "search-as-you-type" (SayT) functionality which instantly displays the indicators containing the set of characters typed.
  • Download by Category: Users have the option to directly download a category as a whole –all of its indicators– with data dating back to 1970. To access the "Download by Category" page, users can open the desired category under the "Categories & Indicators" menu and click on the "Download the Entire Dataset" link.
  • Indicators, Definitions, and Metadata: Users can see the full list of indicators available in the OICStat Database with their definitions by visiting the "Indicators List" page. Users have also access to a short metadata of an indicator containing information on its "Definition", "Source", "Data Period", and "Last Update Date" by clicking the "i" icon next to each indicator name under the "Categories & Indicators" menu.
  • Last Year Available Data: The "Last Year Available" option under the "Years" menu enables the users to access the most recent year data only, for the indicators selected under the "Categories & Indicators" menu. Users also have the "Last 5 Years" option to submit queries to the OICStat Database for the most recent five years.
  • Preview & Download: After making their selections from the aforementioned four steps in the accordion menu and clicking the "Submit" button, users can preview the query result and download it in CSV format.