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The Atlas of Economic Complexity

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

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WB Knowledge Economy Index 109 structural and qualitative variables for 146 countries to measure their performance on four Knowledge Economy pillars: Economic Incentive and Institutional Regime, Education, Innovation, and Information and Communications Technologies. TypeTime seriesPeriodicityAnnualLast Updated31-Jan-2012Economy CoverageWLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDAGranularityNational, RegionalNumber of Economies146TopicEconomy & Growth, Education, Science & TechnologyUpdate FrequencyNo further updates plannedUpdate ScheduleMayContact Detailske@worldbank.orgAccess OptionsQuery toolAttribution/citationKnowledge Economy Index, World Bank GroupCoverage1995 - 2011

The globe of economic complexity About close x The Globe of Economic Complexity The globe of economic complexity dynamically maps out the entire world production of goods to create an economic landscape of countries around the globe. The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup. Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe interesting patterns that wouldn’t be apparent from looking only at stats. All Killer, No Filler This one’s different, trust us.

Lentis The Rotunda at The University of Virginia Lentis: The Social Interface of Technology is a guidebook to the realm where technological phenomena and social phenomena intersect. If we think of technology and society as circular domains that overlap, the common domain they share is a lens in shape. Hence the short title of the book, Lentis, which is Latin for "of [or about] the lens." If the title (with its association with lenses) also suggests means of viewing, of examining, of magnifying, and of discovering, so much the better. The lens-shaped realm is called the "social interface of technology."

UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI Like development, poverty is multidimensional — but this is traditionally ignored by headline money metric measures of poverty. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time. The index identifies deprivations across the same three dimensions as the HDI and shows the number of people who are multi-dimensionally poor (suffering deprivations in 33% or more of weighted indicators) and the number of deprivations with which poor households typically contend with. It can be deconstructed by region, ethnicity and other groupings as well as by dimension, making it an apt tool for policymakers.

Free Online Data Training Data visualization basic training; from spreadsheet to data mapping. kdmcBerkeley is offering four free online training courses in data journalism. You'll learn basic data visualization skills, from spreadsheets to data mapping. Each of the four one-hour long courses builds upon the other; register for all four sessions or choose the session that best meets your needs. Each course is offered twice, once at 10am PST and then again at 1pm PST. Visualizing citations in research literature From Autodesk Research, Citeology is an interactive that visualizes connections in academic research via paper citations: The names of each of the 3,502 papers published at the CHI and UIST Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences between 1982 and 2010 are listed by year and sorted with the most cited papers in the middle. In total, 11,699 citations were made from one article to another within this collection. These citations are represented by the curved lines in the graphic, linking each paper to those that it referenced.

UNDP Human Development Index, HDI The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.

ITU Global ICT Development Index Select an option Share: Print: Save: New Ways to Visualize Your Data - Inside Microsoft Research Posted by Rob Knies If you are feeling hungry, you go to the kitchen. If you’d like to take a swim, you head to a swimming pool. If you want to catch a movie, you’re bound for a theater.And, Danyel Fisher says, if you’re interested in data, you open Excel.“Excel is where data lives,” says Fisher, a researcher with the Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) team at Microsoft Research Redmond. Invisible Web: What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity What is the "Invisible Web", a.k.a. the "Deep Web"? The "visible web" is what you can find using general web search engines. It's also what you see in almost all subject directories. The "invisible web" is what you cannot find using these types of tools. The first version of this web page was written in 2000, when this topic was new and baffling to many web searchers. Since then, search engines' crawlers and indexing programs have overcome many of the technical barriers that made it impossible for them to find "invisible" web pages.

A.T. Kearney Global Cities The A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index (GCI) ranks 125 cities according to 27 metrics across five dimensions, including business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement. The Global Cities Outlook (GCO) examines 125 cities and ranks 13 leading indicators across four dimensions: personal well-being, economics, innovation, and governance. The rank and score in the GCO is determined by measuring change across each metric in the past five years, then projecting out to 2024. It measures the likelihood that a city will improve its global standing over the next 10 to 20 years.

60+ R resources to improve your data skills More free downloads and websites from academia: Introducing R. Slide presentation from the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education, with downloadable data and code. Introducing R. Although titled for beginners and including sections on getting started and reading data, this also shows how to use R for various types of linear models. UNDP Gender Inequality Index, GII Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development. Girls and women have made major strides since 1990, but they have not yet gained gender equity. The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education, political representation, labour market, etc — with negative repercussions for development of their capabilities and their freedom of choice. The GII is an inequality index.