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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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The database includes a broad set of information in a format intended to facilitate reference and calculation. There is currently data for 50 countries. More to come. Updates once each year.

AMAD Online is available to subscribers for free. 

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Type: Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.oecd.org/site/amad/ 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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The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, Chapman University and the Pennsylvania State University.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.thearda.com/ 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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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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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 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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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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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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The Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), an attached office of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, collects, disseminates and publishes statistics on diverse facets of agriculture and related sectors required for policy formulation by the Government. 

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Type: Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://eands.dacnet.nic.in/Cost_of_Cultivation.htm 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dataset Search enables users to find data sets stored across the web by way of a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the web, making these data sets universally accessible and useful.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch 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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