Democracy Barometer In this section you will find a list of data sources thematically related to the Democracy Barometer and cover a large number of countries and years. Additional democracy and governance measuresHuman rights and individual libertiesElections and directdemocracyTransparencyFreedom of press and media systemsComparative data on constituionsInternational surveysCross-disciplinar comparative comparative datasets and databanks Additional democracy and governance measures BTI - Bertelsmann Transformations Index: Index developed by the Bertelsmann Foundation on the political and economic development status of 120 countries in transition (2003-2010). Democracy Ranking: Democracy index based on political (among others Frredom House, CPI) and socioeconmic factors. Available for 100 countries between 2008 and 2010.
WBI Governance & Anti-Corruption - Data The Governance group supports the collection, rigorous analysis, careful interpretation, and transparent dissemination of data for empirical research, capacity-building, and learning programs. The data and associated analysis and research does not necessarily reflect the views of the institution or its executive directors, and care needs to be exercised in its use and interpretation as per detailed description in each dataset. Some datasets listed in the left-hand navigation under Data provide an interactive interface for web users; additional data resources are provided below. Interactive Data The Governance group supports the following datasets in an interactive web interface for use as 'e-learning' tools. The aim of such tools is to have maximum interactivity with the user, who can select countries, types of governance variables, presentational charts, ways to navigate through a worldwide governance map, tables and statistical information, all tailored to a variety of needs.
6 Places To Read Old Newspapers & Archived News Online - Flock It might be old and stale, but dated news still has its uses. Does the image of a guy who keeps stacks of yellowing newspapers in his attic seem somewhat out of the ordinary? It might be an obsessive disorder, and rummaging around in that pile may not appeal to us, but that pile could be a storehouse of valuable information. Searching through old newspapers is not only about history but also has practical applications for genealogists. Old newspaper records lead to names of places, individuals and obituaries. That aside, a casual student of history can check back and see how the world perceived a momentous event.
Statistical Science Web: Data Sets Data Competitions Kaggle. A series of data competitions in which teams compete the model the data and predict the future. A USD500 prize for each competition. From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development Course Syllabus Skip Syllabus DescriptionModule 1: From Anarchy to a centralised State Economic development needs polities that are centralised and inclusive. No society starts with such a polity. Starting from anarchy, what determines whether a centralised state emerges?Module 2: From centralised to Inclusive States Economic development needs polities that are centralised and inclusive.
UN Statistics New York, 1 June 2016 - The chair of the Statistical Commission, Ms. Wasmalia Bivar of Brazil, addressed the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 1 June during its Coordination and Management Meeting. Ms. Bivar, who provided her briefing by videolink, informed the Council that the Statistical Commission at its last session in March had agreed “as a practical starting point” on a global indicator framework, which had been developed by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). She also informed the Council of the recent work of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the plans for a first UN World Data Forum to be held in Capetown, South Africa, in January 2017.
NAVCO, Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes Data Project The Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project is a multi-level data collection effort that catalogues major nonviolent and violent resistance campaigns around the globe from 1900-2011. Introducing NAVCO 2.0: Videos Using NAVCO 2.0 Researchers can use these data to better answer questions about how tactical choices lead to the success or failure of such political movements, how inter-group relationships among competing insurgent organizations affects their strategic choices, and how the sequencing of tactical choices influence the overall outcomes of resistance campaigns. The project produces aggregate-level data on resistance campaigns from 1900-2006 (NAVCO 1.1), annual data on campaign behavior from 1945-2006 (NAVCO 2.0) and events data on tactical selection during campaigns from 1987-2011 (NAVCO 3.0). NAVCO Data
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Bank for International Settlements, BIS Updated 13 September 2015 The statistics published by the BIS are a unique source of information about the structure of and activity in the global financial system. They are compiled in cooperation with central banks and other national authorities and are designed to inform analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers and global liquidity. World Wealth Report 2011 Wealth and population of global HNWIs surpass pre-crisis levels in nearly every region as HNWI wealth reaches US$42.7 trillion The world’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs) expanded in population and wealth in 2010 surpassing 2007 pre-crisis levels in nearly every region, according to the 15th annual World Wealth Report from Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Capgemini. The World Wealth Report covers 71 countries in the market-sizing model, accounting for more than 98% of global gross national income and 99% of world stock market capitalization.
UK Data Service Search and browse our data collections, support guides, case studies and related publications. Search and browse data collections, support guides, case studies and related publications. The UK Data Service provides access to over 6,000 digital data collections for research and teaching purposes covering an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, and spanning many disciplines and themes.