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In the initial phase of ACAP, we created a unique data bank that saved data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 rounds of census enumerations from destruction, and we developed the Pan-African Census Explorer (PACE).  ACAP continues to be the repository of African Census data. African census micro-data are an invaluable source of information for understanding demographic processes and history in Africa. Over the past decade, ACAP has assembled the largest collection of complete census data in the world. Our expanding data collection currently consists of census micro-data from 55 censuses for 26 African nations. New national censuses are added to the collection on a regular basis. Most African nations and various other regional organizations are collaborating with us in this international effort.

The Pan-African Census Explorer (PACE) will facilitate easy access to census data for demographic and statistical analysis. Eventually, country specific versions of PACE could be available to the government agencies to facilitate easy distribution of the data.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.acap.upenn.edu/index.php All Users

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Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.

Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than 30 African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.afrobarometer.org/ All Users

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Afrobarometer is an African-led, non-partisan survey research project that measures citizen attitudes on democracy and governance, the economy, civil society, and other topics.

We are the world’s leading research project on issues that affect ordinary African men and women. We collect and publish high-quality, reliable statistical data on Africa which is freely available to the public.

We currently conduct surveys in more than 30 African countries. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and our goal is to have Afrobarometer surveys in all African countries.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.afrobarometer.org/ All Users

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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.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://aiddata.org/ All Users

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The Arab Barometer was established in 2005 by scholars in the Arab world and the United States.   Leadership was initially provided by the University of Michigan and Princeton University in the U.S. and by universities and research centers in Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria and Kuwait. In 2010, a partnership was formed with the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI: www.arab-reform.net) in order to expand the project’s scope and range of activities, building off ARI’s regional survey work carried out in 2006-2008.

The Arab Barometer was developed in consultation with the Global Barometer project, a network composed of regional barometers in Latin America, Sub-Saharan, East Asia and South Asia (http://www.globalbarometer.net/).  Like other regional Barometers, the objectives of the Arab Barometer are to produce scientifically reliable data on the politically-relevant attitudes of ordinary citizens, to disseminate and apply survey findings in order to contribute to political reform, and to strengthen institutional capacity for public opinion research.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://arabbarometer.org/ All Users

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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.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://data.gov.au/ All Users

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BIS statistics, compiled in cooperation with central banks and other national authorities, are designed to inform analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers, and global liquidity.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://www.bis.org/statistics/index.htm?m=6%7C37 All Users

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The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. The CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. 

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.cid.harvard.edu/ciddata/ciddata.html All Users

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The Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries, annually from 1981-2010. It is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to estimate the human rights effects of a wide variety of institutional changes and public policies including democratization, economic aid, military aid, structural adjustment, and humanitarian intervention.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.humanrightsdata.com/ All Users

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City Mayors is a leading international source for urban statistics.

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.citymayors.com/sections/rankings_content.html All Users

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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.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://datahub.io/ All Users

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

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/statistics.aspx All Users

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

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://datacatalogs.org/ All Users

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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.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://portal.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=AllTitles McMaster Users

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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.

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/ All Users

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35 countries • 20 years • 400 elections and referendums

The primary goal of this website is to facilitate comparative research on elections in Europe. The database publishes regional election results according to the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS), level 1 to 3.

The data sets available at this website make it possible to compare and contrast election results across countries and regions and conduct comparisons over time. As most of the data sets are aggregated to correspond with the EUs NUTS definition, it facilitates studies that incorporate additional statistical measures as demography, labour market, etc.

Data are collected from national election authorities, national statistical agencies and other official sources.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.nsd.uib.no/european_election_database/ All Users

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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.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=https://global.factiva.com/sb/default.aspx?lnep=hp McMaster Users

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

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://faostat3.fao.org/home/E All Users

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The Federal Reserve of the United States gathers and publishes certain economic data and releases them as a Federal Reserve Statistical Release.

The main categories include:

  • Principal Economic Indicators
  • Bank Assets and Liabilities
  • Bank Structure Data
  • Business Finance
  • Exchange Rates and International Data
  • Household Finance
  • Industrial Activity
  • Interest Rates
  • Money Stock and Reserve Balances
  • Other

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International, US

URL: https://www.federalreserve.gov/data.htm All Users

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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.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International, US

URL: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/ All Users

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Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.gapminder.org/data/ All Users

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Global Barometer Surveys (GBS) is the first comprehensive effort to measure, at a mass level, the current social, political, and economic atmosphere around the world.

This project represents the largest, most careful and systematic comparative survey of attitudes and values toward politics, power, reform, democracy and citizens' political actions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arabic region. It is based on a common module of questions contained in regional barometer surveys;  for additional regional-specific questions, see the original surveys at www.afrobarometer.orgwww.arabbarometer.orgwww.asianbarometer.org and www.latinobarometro.org.
 

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Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.globalbarometer.net/ All Users

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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.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory All Users

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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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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.rug.nl/research/ggdc/ All Users

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The IMF eLibrary Complete includes four statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - and a growing list of over 14,000 books and reports that are derived from the IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases.  Individual documents are also available from the library catalogue.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/imf-elibrary McMaster Users

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The Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) were developed by the IMF, together with the international community, with the aim of supporting macro prudential analysis and assessing strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems.

The Statistics Department of the IMF, disseminates data and metadata on selected FSIs provided by participating countries.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://data.imf.org/?sk=9F855EAE-C765-405E-9C9A-A9DC2C1FEE47 All Users

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WIPO cooperates with intellectual property (IP) offices from around the world to provide its stakeholders with up-to-date IP statistics. The Organization also publishes statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in the protection of IP rights internationally. Reliable IP statistics are an important tool in understanding trends in business and technology and in the use of the IP system worldwide and across different countries.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.wipo.int/ipstats/en/ All Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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This site is maintained by Paul Hensel and it includes seven pages of links to on-line data resources for the serious international relations scholar. 

These pages are meant to include the most useful data sources on processes of international conflict and cooperation, as well as data covering international economic, environmental, political, and social data and data on similar topics for the United States.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.paulhensel.org/data.html All Users

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The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration programme conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences.

Established in 1984 by its founding members Australia, Germany, Great Britain and the US, the ISSP has since included members covering various cultures around the globe. Its institutional members, each of them representing one nation, consist of academic organizations, universities, or survey agencies.

Since its foundation, over one million respondents have participated in the surveys of the ISSP. All collected data and documentation is available free of charge.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International, US

URL: http://www.issp.org/menu-top/home/ All Users

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