World Development Indicators This link opens in a new window
This resource contains development data covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The data is compiled by the World Bank from officially-recognized international sources. Labor statistics are broken down by gender. "Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments" can be found under the Public Sector Indicators.
2005-current available online.
1997-current (incomplete) available on CD-ROM