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. International banking and financial statistics United Nations Statistics Division 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. The presentation (English, Spanish) was followed by a short Q&A session.
Migration and Economic Growth By: Carlos Vargas Silva, Senior Researcher and Quantitative Data Analyst, Migration Observatory A government is deemed ‘successful’ if national GDP growth is strong. A country is said to be on the right track if it is growing faster than other countries. GDP growth has become a gauge of what is good and bad, for success and failure. The fact that migration has either positive or negative impacts on receiving and sending countries’ GDP growth may lead to conclusions that migration is good or bad.
The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy - David Weinberger by David Weinberger | 9:00 AM February 2, 2010 The data-information-knowledge-wisdom hierarchy seemed like a really great idea when it was first proposed. But its rapid acceptance was in fact a sign of how worried we were about the real value of the information systems we had built at such great expense.
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. Ready for Teaching Eurostat Home Your feedback on the quality of Eurostat's data How can we be sure that we are meeting your needs? We think the best way is to ask you directly and so would be grateful if you could spare just a couple of minutes to answer our questionnaire. > more AEAweb: What Is Economics? Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. Resources include the time and talent people have available, the land, buildings, equipment, and other tools on hand, and the knowledge of how to combine them to create useful products and services. Important choices involve how much time to devote to work, to school, and to leisure, how many dollars to spend and how many to save, how to combine resources to produce goods and services, and how to vote and shape the level of taxes and the role of government. Often, people appear to use their resources to improve their well-being. Well-being includes the satisfaction people gain from the products and services they choose to consume, from their time spent in leisure and with family and community as well as in jobs, and the security and services provided by effective governments. Sometimes, however, people appear to use their resources in ways that don't improve their well-being.
Garry’s Blog 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 Gender 8 March 2016 OECD Conference Centre, Paris On 8 March 2016, International Women's Day, the OECD hosted a conference to consider policy approaches to closing leadership gender gaps in the public and corporate sectors. Moving beyond the quota debate, the event fostered a policy dialogue on existing barriers and missing opportunities for women in decision-making positions, and their impact on broader social and economic outcomes.
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 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. Finding data
International Energy Agency statistics Statistics Search statistics by country Latest statistics and news Global Terrorism Database The updated GTD WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of yearly terrorist attacks worldwide from 1970-2014. It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team. Automated geocoding from the OpenCage Geocoder supplements the geocoding available in the public dataset. Periscopic, a data visualization firm that promotes information transparency and public awareness, has produced an innovative, interactive tool that allows users to explore the impact and dynamics of GTD perpetrator groups. A World of Terror examines the 25 perpetrators that were most active between 1970 and 2013, visualizing their attack patterns across multiple dimensions including life span, recency, casualties, and geographic spread.