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Reports Published by International Organizations (UPSC GS-II)

There are multiple international organizations that release annual, bi-annual or biennial reports related to economy, poverty, ease of doing business, climate etc. These international organizations reports are important for the IAS Exam.

The reports published by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Food and Agriculture Organisation  etc are an important topic in the UPSC exams as they are featured from time to time in the Current Affairs section.

Here, we are giving you the complete list of reports published by the different organization along with UPSC previous year question for enhancing your UPSC 2023 preparation. 

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Important Reports of International Organizations

The important reports published by the International organizations are listed below:

International Organization Name of Reports
World Health Organization (WHO) Global Nutrition Report
IQAir World Air Quality Report
Oxfam International
UNICEF Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report
UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) World Investment Report
UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Actions on Air Quality

Emissions Gap Report

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Global Environment Outlook
Transparency International Global Corruption Report (GCR) – Corruption Perception Index
UNEP and INTERPOL The Rise of Environmental Crime
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Global Education Monitoring Report
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) State of World Population
UN-Habitat World Cities Report
UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) World Wildlife Crime Report
UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) World Drug Report
UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Global Assessment Report
UNIDO(United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Industrial Development Report
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) The State of the World’s Children reports
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) Report on Regular Resources
UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) The Global Report
UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) Reports on Counterfeiting and Organized Crime
WEF (World Economic Forum)
International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook (WEO)
International Energy Agency Southeast Asia Energy Outlook
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) World Oil Outlook
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) World Happiness Report
IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Technical Cooperation Report
IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Nuclear Technology Review
IMF (International Monetary Fund) Global Financial Stability Report
IMF (International Monetary Fund) World Economic Outlook
Asian Development Bank – ADB Asian Development Outlook
BIS (Bank for International Settlements) Global Financial System Report
FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Global Money Laundering Report
WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR)
Fortune Change the World List Data
IBRD (World Bank)
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Safety Reports
US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Global Hunger Index report
ILO (International Labour Organization)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural Development Report
Universal Postal Union (UPU) Postal Development Report
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) State of the World Reports
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) State of World Climate

After going through the list of reports, candidates must go through the list of Global Indices & India’s Ranks in the linked article.

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UPSC Previous Year Questions related to International Organisations’ Reports

From 2014 onward UPSC has asked many factual questions. Here we are giving the Previous year Questions on reports published by various organizations in Civil Services IAS Prelims Exam.

1. Which one of the following is not a sub-index of the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’? (UPSC IAS Prelims 2019)

a. Maintenance of law and order

b. Paying taxes

c. Registering property

d. Dealing with construction permits

Answer: A

2. The Global Competitiveness Report is published by the

a. International Monetary Fund

b. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

c. World Economic Forum

d. World Bank

Answer: C

2. “Rule of Law Index” is released by which of the following ? (UPSC IAS Prelims 2018)

a. Amnesty International

b. International Court of Justice

c. The Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights

d. World Justice Project

Answer: D

2. Which one of the following issues the ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report periodically? (UPSC IAS Prelims 2015)

a. The Asian Development Bank

b.The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

c. The US Federal Reserve Bank

d. The World Bank

Answer: D

3. Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook’? (UPSC IAS Prelims 2014)

a. The International Monetary Fund

b. The United Nations Development Programme

c. The World Economic Forum

d. The World Bank

Answer: A

List of International Organizations’ Reports – UPSC Notes:-Download PDF Here

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Frequently Asked Questions on List of Reports Published by International Organisations


Q 1. Which reports are published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

Ans. World Economic Outlook (WEO), Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), and Fiscal Monitor (FM) are the reports published by IMF, as a part of its World Economic and Financial Surveys.

Q 2. Who publishes the World Development Report?

Ans. The World Bank publishes the World Development Report. It has been published annually since 1978 as an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world.

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