|Source: "A Snapshot of R&D Expenditure", UNESCO Institute for Statistics|
|Source: "Regional density of researchers and their field of employment". UNESCO Institute for Statistics|
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics is perhaps the lead organization in the United Nations system for statistics on education, science and culture. Its most important impact may have been helping UNESCO to improve data collection by governments around the world in these fields. As a result of UNESCO's work, these data provide a more accurate comparison of what is happening among countries.
UIS has produced two new fact sheets on science: