Reports Published by International Organizations UPSC

Reports of International Organizations

Many international Organizations release reports on their field of work or study such as Environment, Human Development, Poverty, Economy, Organized Crime etc.. or on even more specific fields like Poverty, Hunger, Air Quality, Ease of Doing Business, Drug Trafficking etc. These reports contain valuable information about the current state of the world. Questions related to the reports of international Organizations were asked several time in the UPSC Prelims exam and also in the UPSC Mains GS II paper. In this article we shall see a list of Important Reports published by International Organizations.

International Organisations and their Reports 

Field of Work International Organization Name of Report(s)
Economy & Trade IMF (International Monetary Fund)
  • Global Financial Stability Report
  • World Economic Outlook
Economy & Trade IBRD (World Bank)
  • Ease of Doing Business
  • World Development Report
Economy & Trade WEF (World Economic Forum)
  • Global Competitiveness Report (GCR)
  • Global Gender Gap Report
  • Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report
  • Global Information Technology Report
Economy & Trade UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) World Investment Report
Economy & Trade Asian Development Bank – ADB Asian Development Outlook
Economy & Trade BIS (Bank for International Settlements) Global Financial System Report
Economy & Trade FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Global Money Laundering Report
Economy & Trade UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Industrial Development Report
Economy & Trade WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR)
Economy & Trade ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Safety Reports
Economy & Trade ILO (International Labour Organization)
  • World Social Protection Report
  • Global Wage Report
  • World Employment and Social Outlook
  • World of Work Report
Energy International Energy Agency
  • World Energy Outlook (WEO)
  • Southeast Asia Energy Outlook
Energy OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
  • World Oil Outlook
  • OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
Energy IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Technical Cooperation Report
  • Nuclear Technology Review
Environment UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
  • Global Environment Outlook
  • Actions on Air Quality
  • Emissions Gap Report
Environment UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Global Assessment Report
Environment WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
  • The Energy Report
  • Living Planet Report
Environment Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) State of the World Reports
Environment World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) State of World Climate
Environment IQAir World Air Quality Report
Environment UN-Habitat World Cities Report
Human Development United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report
Human Development Oxfam International
  • Global Inequality Crisis Report
  • Inequality Virus Report
Human Development UNICEF Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report
Human Development UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Global Education Monitoring Report
Human Development UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) State of World Population
Human Development UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) The State of the World’s Children reports
Human Development UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) The Global Report
Human Development Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) World Happiness Report
Human Development US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),
Concern Worldwide, and
Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Global Hunger Index report
Human Development International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural Development Report
Human Development Universal Postal Union (UPU) Postal Development Report
Human Development World Health Organization (WHO) Global Nutrition Report
Human Development Transparency International
  • Global Corruption Report (GCR)
  • Corruption Perception Index
Organized Crime UNEP and INTERPOL The Rise of Environmental Crime
Organized Crime UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
  • World Drug Report
  • Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
  • World Wildlife Crime Report
Organized Crime UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) Reports on Counterfeiting and Organized Crime



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