20th October was World Statistics day. The ILO raised concerns about gaps in terms of collection of data about gender and work If you are looking for accurate reliable data here are some free recmomendations: DataPortals.org datacatalogs.org– Comprehensive list of open data portals in the world maintained by Open Knowledge International. EU Data Includes data […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
A new book published by UCL Press, looks at big data collected by customer-facing organisations – such as store loyalty card transactions, smart travel tickets, or smart energy meter readings – and how they can and are changing Social Science research. Download the PDF for free at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/consumer-data-research
Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
Passport https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/databases/p/passportgmid has added analytics to its portfolio which allow you to do modelling in certain given situations. Notable tools include Economic Barometer (last 2 quarters of macroeconomic data for 80 countries and 32 indicators – heat-mapped) Macro Models (macroeconomic forecasts) and the Brexit Scenarios Tool. To find these and more access Passport and find the […]
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]
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A new paper explores the world of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) the major database of economics papers. Sultan Orazbayev provides descriptive statistics of authors, institutions, collaborations, and networks. This would be useful starting point for anyone who wants an overview of the discipline and its publications. The underlying data that can be downloaded from RePEC IDEAS.
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.