The commercial company Maplethrorpe have just released their 2017 modern slavery index. You can view a summary on their website. For the UK the latest statistics (including trafficking) are on the National Crime Agency website. Also available online, ILO estimates of global child labour and forced labour worldwide. The Walk free Foundation produce an annual […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
Benetech, Amnesty International, and the Engine Room have created this useful guide for human rights workers and organisations on how to use, present and select data for advocacy work. Topics covered include the ethics of digital data, techniques in data and image verification. Tips are practical and include case studies.
The UK Data Service is providing the following webinars in May and June: Key issues in reusing data, 4 May 2016, 15.00 – 16.00 The UK Census Longitudinal datasets, 6 May 2016, 14.00 – 15.00 Data management basics, 12 May 2016, 15.00 – 16.00 Webinar: What are APIs?, 26 May 2016, 15.00 – 16.00 Webinar: What is MongoDB?, […]
Open Data Inception has mapped over 1600 open data portals around the world. Hover over the maps to get statistics on different nations. Then zoom in on individual areas to get direct links to individual websites. Some are national, some regional or local government.
Prof. Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) has made two new datasets publicly available: HIEL – Historical Index of Economic Liberty HIHD – Historical Index of Human Development Both databases can be freely downloaded, together with discussion papers that outline the main concepts and how the indices were constructed. A detailed list […]