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AidData: Open Data for International Development All Users

AidData engages in a variety of data collection and value addition activities to publish its ever-expanding suite of data products. Data collection takes place along two distinct product lines: Aggregate Data (or data represented as a single, composite value) and Project-Level Data (or data consisting of distinct, project activities with accompanying project information). AidData's data is sourced from various locations, including but not limited to the OECD-DAC's Creditor Reporting System (CRS), donor systems (such as official data from individual donor governments), and recipient systems (such as Aid Information Management Systems). Value addition activities include (1) activity and purpose coding, (2) geocoding (to produce our expanding repository of sub-national, geospatial research datasets) (3) data curation (the linking, deduplication and presentation of project records gathered from different sources or data collection activities), and (4) data quality assurance (the transformation and verification of data according to standard AidData practice). AidData also collects official project-level data on the development finance activities of non-OECD bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as data on Chinese development finance, collected using AidData's unique Tracking Under-reported Financial Flows (TUFF) methodology.

Australian Government Open Data All Users

Data.gov.au provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government. Please see ourdraft data.gov.au roadmap, the new data.gov.au launch pageand our Government Data Landscape mind map for more information about related policies and initiatives.

CISDM Hedge Fund/CTA Indices All Users

Every month, the CISDM produces a set of indices covering monthly performances of hedge funds, funds of funds and CTAs. These indices are based on the performance figures reported to CISDM-Morningstar Database. Historical data on these indices are available to the public free of charge.

CKAN Datahub All Users

The Datahub provides free access to many of CKAN's core features, letting you search for data, register published datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you're interested in. You can use the web interface or, if you are a programmer needing to connect the Datahub with another app, the CKAN API.

COMMERCE DATA HUB All Users

This site is a first-release of the Commerce Data Hub, a platform to connect data customers with the data they need. Search over 40,000 datasets.

CREA - Housing Market Stats All Users

CREA compiles and analyzes numerous factors affecting the real estate market for the public, REALTORS® and governments.

Canadian Business Database McMaster Users

An online directory containing over 1.9 million Canadian businesses (public & private). Can be searched by company name, type of business (including SIC or NAICS codes), location, employee size, sales ranges and more.

Canadian Dairy Information Centre - Dairy Facts and Figures All Users

This website provides detailed statistics related to dairy cattle improvement, quota exchanges & prices, milk production at the farm, shipments to processors, dairy farming revenue & expenses, processing, sales of fluid milk and cream, supply and disposition, consumption of dairy products, imports and exports, world export prices, retail prices and index prices in Canada.

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics All Users

Transport Canada's National Collision Database (NCDB) contains data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions in Canada that the provinces and territories provide each year. Every year, the number of fatalities and serious injuries on Canada's roads continue to decrease despite the fact that the number of vehicles continue to increase.The year 2010 saw fewer motor vehicle casualty collisions in Canada than in previous years. The number of motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries also continued their downward trend. In fact, they were the lowest since the data were first collected in the early 1970's.The federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada work to improve road safety to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries and to achieve the safest roads in the world.

Canadian Statistics - Summary Tables All Users

These summary tables provide an overview of statistical information on Canada's people, economy and governments.

Chicago Board Options Exchange All Users

Provides valuable online resources including real-time and delayed option quotes, market statistic summaries, strategy discussions and applets, option software downloads and interactive educational training modules.

City Mayors Statistics All Users

City Mayors is a leading international source for urban statistics.

City of Edmonton Open Data Catalogue All Users

The City of Edmonton has been dedicated to using technology to make municipal information more open, transparent and accessible since early 2009. Through public and business engagement, collaboration and innovation Edmonton has become a leader in Open Government.

City of Ottawa Open Data Catalog All Users

The City of Ottawa (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose.

Commodity Statistics through UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics All Users

Provides annual pricing data from 1960 to 2007 for various commodities through UNCTAD.

Data Catalogs All Users

A comprehensive list of Open Data catalogs from around the world.

Department of Justice - Criminal Justice System Costs All Users

The present study provides estimates of the economic and social costs of firearm-related crime in Canada. In this study, firearm-related crime is defined as crime committed with a firearm present or used during the commission of an offence, of which all are considered violent crimes. The impact of firearm-related crime can be both wide-ranging and long-lasting as it directs a society's resources to address the problem and causes unquantifiable pain and suffering to victims and their family members. Examining the financial impact is not a new approach in understanding crime. An understanding of the economic costs of crime can lead to important insights and policy decisions, both in terms of criminal justice policy and in terms of other social problems that compete with crime for government funding and resources.

Department of Justice - Research on Justice Issues All Users

The Research and Statistics Division (RSD) at the Department of Justice produces and communicates high-quality empirical research and statistical analysis using social science methods as an integral part of the evidence-based policy process.

While some reports are written in-house by RSD researchers, other reports are written by external subject matter specialists, who are contracted by the RSD to answer specific questions in their fields of expertise.

Dominion Bond Rating Service Limited McMaster Users

Provides access to credit ratings on issuers of Canadian commercial paper, bonds, long/short term debt, preferred shares and asset-backed securities. The service also includes detailed industry studies and press releases on Canadian companies.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) McMaster Users

EIU provides access to a wealth of current economic data and commentary on countries around the world. EIU is particularly useful for tracking operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations.

Enterprise Surveys - The World Bank Group All Users

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures. Since 2002, the World Bank has collected this data from face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners in over 130,000 companies in 135 economies. More detailed information about the Enterprise Surveys can be found on the Methodology page. Since 2005-06, most data collection efforts have been centralized within the Enterprise Analysis Unit; these surveys are conducted using the Global Methodology. To date, over 94,000 interviews in 126 countries have taken place under the Global Methodology.

FAOSTAT - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division All Users

It is an on-line multilingual database covering statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use and population.

FP Corporate Analyzer McMaster Users

FP Analyzer Reports provide ready access to the most popular data items. These include financial statement aggregates, current financial statistics, ratios and share price information for the top 1,500 publicly traded Canadian companies.

Factiva McMaster Users

Provides worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich Web sites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data. Available through McMaster University Library’s catalogue.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) All Users

A database of 24,619 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.

Free Statistics Canada's Publications All Users

Full text access to a variety of publications listed by subject and date

Free Statistics Canada's Studies, Research Papers and Technical Papers All Users

Full text access to a variety of studies, research and technical papers listed by subject, author and date.

Global News Open Data Project All Users

In 2011, GlobalNews.ca dramatically increased the number of requests made across Canada under Freedom of Information laws.

Moving forward, we will be releasing more articles and interactive features based on analysis of this data. We see this type of journalism as an important public service. So we're happy to confirm that we're 'open-sourcing' the data used to create our reports. As much as possible, one to two days after publication, we'll make the datasets we used available here.

Google Public Data Explorer All Users

The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) All Users

The Groningen Growth and Development Centre was founded in 1992 within the Economics Department of the University of Groningen by a group of researchers working on comparative analysis of levels of economic performance and differences in growth rates. The activities of the Centre are primarily in the field of research. This research is largely based on a range of comprehensive databases on indicators of growth and development that the Centre compiles and maintains on a regular basis. The participants of the Centre publish papers, articles and books often linked to these databases.

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