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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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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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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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FastStats – Statistics by Topic

The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/default.htm 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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The Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT) is an international initiative that monitors and evaluates the health status of populations affected by complex emergencies.

CE-DAT is managed by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and was created in 2003 as an outcome of SMART, an interagency initiative to encourage rational, evidence-driven humanitarian decision-making.

CE-DAT is a database of mortality and malnutrition rates - the most commonly used public health indicators of the severity of a humanitarian crisis. Field agencies use mortality and nutrition indicators to identify and measure the severity of needs in order to prioritize human and financial resources. These indicators have also been shown to be useful in monitoring the extent to which the relief system is meeting the needs of vulnerable populations and thus the overall impact and effectiveness of the relief system.

Today, with over 2,000 surveys and 20,000 health indicators, CE-DAT serves as a unique source of field data for monitoring the health status of conflict-affected populations and for the production of trend analyses, impact briefings and policy recommendations.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.cedat.be/ All Users

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A trusted source for a variety of data and statistics on the US. This website lists statistical information on a wide range of topics from many government agencies in US. You may need to do further research to find out which agency has the information you are looking for.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.usa.gov/statistics 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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Statistical tables in which sexual orientation is included. Mostly U.S. but some international and Canadian studies as well.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

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

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Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself.

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Type: Data Visualization

Country: US

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

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The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the purpose of the Center is to provide information to researchers, practitioners and members of the public interested in finding, using, or understanding domestic and sexual violence and stalking data. Please note that JRSA does not collect data, but is a resource for assisting you to find the information that you need.

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Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://www.jrsa.org/projects/domviol.html All 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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The Eurostat regional yearbook provides an overview of key statistics available for the regions of Europe.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Eurostat_regional_yearbook 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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The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/govstat/fedstats/fedstats3.htm All Users

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The Census Bureau collects data on fertility in several of its surveys.

An historical perspective showing the cumulative fertility experience of women to date is available in the June Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is collected every 2 years. The CPS data are collected from two survey questions asked of women 15 to 44 years old: (1) "How many children have you ever had?" and (2) "What is the date of birth of your last child?"

The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) includes a Fertility History Topical Module, with detailed questions about fertility of American women and men, children ever born, mothers’ participation in the labor force, and maternity leave. The SIPP has the most detailed information on fertility and it is collected intermittently.

The current fertility experiences of women with a birth in the last year are shown based on data collected from the American Community Survey at the national and state level collected annually. The ACS fertility data are from a single survey question asked of women 15 to 50 years old: "Has this person given birth to any children in the past 12 months?" Some of the tables provide detail by age and/or race. Tables from the American Community Survey (ACS) are available at various levels of geography.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.census.gov/topics/health/fertility.html 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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The portal is intended to be used by Government of Ghana Ministries/ Departments their organizations to publish datasets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use. The objective of the initiative includes promoting transparency in Government transactions and creating business opportunity for reuse of open government data. The initiative Involves rethinking governance and how administrations should adapt their procedures to meet the demands and necessities of their citizens.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

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

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The historic estimates produced by Google Flu Trends and Google Dengue Trends are available. It is still early days for nowcasting and similar tools for understanding the spread of diseases like flu and dengue – we're excited to see what comes next. Academic research groups interested in working with us should fill out this form.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://www.google.org/flutrends/about/ 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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HHS and the Institute of Medicine have launched a national initiative to help consumers and communities get more value out of the Nation’s wealth of health data.  Activities under the Health Data Initiative include the liberation of data, connecting data producers to IT developers, the Health Data Initiative Forum and support of the Health Data Affiliates.

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Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/what-we-do/health-data/ All Users

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Santéscope is an internet tool that facilitates access to information on the health and well being of the Quebec population. Health data are presented from three different perspectives.

A first set of analysis presents time comparisons for Quebec with an emphasis on socioeconomic health disparities, rural versus urban settings and geographic disparities at local and regional levels.

A second set of analysis contrasts Québec with the Canadian provinces, the 50 American states and with OECD countries and France in particular.

Finally, Santéscope presents detailed analyses of major health issues, and provides methodological tools and guides. Links to related publications are also provided.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www2.inspq.qc.ca/santescope/Default.asp?Lg=en All Users

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HHS provides open access to health information and health datasets generated or held by the U.S. government. This is a one-stop resource for the growing ecosystem of innovators who are turning our data into new applications, services, and insights that can help improve health.

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Type: Open Data

Country: US

URL: http://www.healthdata.gov/ All Users

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IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International

URL: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/listing/CA?detected=true All Users

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IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

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Type: Microdata

Country: International

URL: https://international.ipums.org/international/ All Users

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IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

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Type: Microdata

Country: US

URL: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ 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.

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Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

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

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://library.ifpri.info/data/ All Users

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