The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
A really useful listing from Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) blog which draws together in one place an A-Z listing of links to news resources that can be difficult to trace via other means. It lists over 200 titles arranged by country of origin. Other good sources of historic newspapers it is worth […]
Launched by Nesta to measure how well cities support start-ups and digital entrepreneurs. This year it has expanded and now covers 60 cities. The methodology ranks cities according to a number of factors including access to finance, infrastructure, mentoring and more. Full details on the website. London has the highest rating and the city file […]
Eurostat has just released a new series of statistics which present a multi-dimensional measure of well-being, considering social as well as economic factors. This follows the development of recent ONS publications to measure UK national well-being. Better Living Index developed by the OECD Social Progress Index from Deloitte which measures social and environmental conditions in […]
What do Americans fear? Find out in the Chapman University Survey. Categories include crime and natural disasters. Crime Survey for England and Wales has UK based data on public fears You can find other similar surveys via the UK Data Archive. European Crime Prevention Network has comparative resources.
Children of the Recession has used official data to rank the impact on children from EU and OECD countries. For UK data see the CPAG website.
Political Data Yearbook Published by Wiley on behalf of the European Consortium for Political Research. This online interactive version offers free access to annual summaries and analysis of elections, cabinet changes and other political events contained in the Political Data Yearbook country chapters. Most statistics covers 1992-2012 with annual updates. Topics covered include: voter turnout, percentage […]
WHO Europe new statistical database- HlthRes-DB Contains nearly 200 indicators on human and technical resources for health covering 53 states from WHO Europe. Global health workforce data is also available from WHO http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main?showonly=HWF