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United NationsIntergrated Implementation Frameworkiif.un.orgInformation; Database; DatasetsMillenium Development Goal Indicators database can be searched by MDG, country, or event/initative: http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Default.aspx Also available on the wesbiste are raw datasets on MDG commitments and progress; data on gaps in committed official development assistance; and an interactive map and data visualization tool. MDGs include: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; Achieve universal primary education; Promote gender equality and empower women; Reduce child mortality; Improve maternal health; Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; Ensure envrionmental sustainability; Global partnership for development.
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The World BankWorld Development Indicatorshttp://databank.worldbank.org/data/reports.aspx?source=world-development-indicatorsDatabasesUpdated quarterly, the World Bank's development indicators are based on officially-recognized national, regional and global estimates. World Development Indicators include: Agriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, External Debt, Financial Sector, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Labor & Social Protection, Poverty, Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Trade, Urban Development. Specific development databases, such as Health Nutrition and Population Statistics by Wealth Quintile, Gender Statistics and Africa Development Indicators, are also accessible through this link. The World Bank's PovcalNet daabase is an online analysis tool for global poverty monitoring that allows you to calculate poverty measures and estimates under different assumptions and country groupings: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm
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United Nations UniversityWIID – World Income Inequality Databasehttps://www.wider.unu.edu/project/wiid-%E2%80%93-world-income-inequality-databaseDatabase; Datasets; Expert SourcesThe World Income Inequality Database, collects and stores officially provided information on income inequality for developed, developing and transition countries. Country documentation, raw datasets and data visualization tools are available. Expert sources, along with their bios, CVs and contact info, can be located here: https://www.wider.unu.edu/experts
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AidDataOpen Data for International Developmenthttp://aiddata.org/Database; Expert SourcesAidData is a partnership project between the College of William & Mary, Development Gateway and Brigham Young University, which collects, curates and publishes data on more than $5.5 trillion in development finance. The database, which can be downloaded or analyzed through helpful visualization dashboards, stores over one million development finance activities from 90 bilateral and multilateral agencies. The data can be accessed in aggregate (as a single, composite value) or by project with accompanying project information. Expert sources are listed here: http://aiddata.org/affiliated-researchers and here: http://aiddata.org/experts
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University of OxfordGlobal Multidimensional Poverty Indexhttp://www.ophi.org.uk/multidimensional-poverty-index/Databases; Expert SourcesThe Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative measures multiple aspects that constitute poor people’s experience of deprivation, including poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, lack of income, disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from violence. The MPI uses 10 weighted indicators within the health, education and living standard dimensions to measure the extent of poverty and allows for comparison across countries, regions and the world and within countries by ethnic group, urban/rural population and key household and community characteristics. Expert sources can be located here: http://www.ophi.org.uk/about/people/
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United NationsMultiple development databases and information platformsSee desicriptionInformation; Databases- The UN's Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform provides reports on relevant issues: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics - The UN's UNCTADstat database provides statistics on Trade and Development: http://unctadstat.unctad.org/wds/ReportFolders/reportFolders.aspx?sCS_referer=&sCS_ChosenLang=en. - Industrial development statistical country briefs: http://www.unido.org/resources/statistics/statistical-country-briefs.html Human development reports: http://hdr.undp.org/en/data
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)International Development Statisticshttp://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/idsonline.htmDatabasesThe OSCE's IDS databases cover bilateral, multilateral aid and private providers’ aid and other resource flows to developing countries. Data is sorted by “Flows by provider,” which provides comprehensive aggregate data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows;
“Flows by provider and recipient”, which provides comprehensive aggregate historical and forward-looking data on the volume, origin and destination of resource flows (including country programmable aid);
“Flows based on individual projects," or the Creditor Reporting System (CRS), provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors, countries, project descriptions etc. used to derive aggregate data.
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Center for Global DevelopmentCenter for Global Developmenthttp://www.cgdev.org/Information; Expert SourcesThe U.S. nonprofit think tank conducts independent research on global development, covering Aid Effectiveness; Climate, Forest and Energy; Corruption, Transparency and Governance; Data and Technology; Education; Finance and Investment; Gender; Global Health; International Insitutions, Migration; Poverty, Inequality and Growth; and Trade. Expert sources available here: http://www.cgdev.org/section/experts/all
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The World BankWorld Bank Affiliateshttp://www.worldbank.org/en/about/partners#2SourcesThe World Bank provides links to institutions that specialize in development, including regional/multilateral development banks, multilateral financial institutions, sub-regional banks and aid coordination groups. These institutions will have region/country specific development project data.
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Oxfam InternationalOxfam Internationalhttps://www.oxfam.org/Information; Expert SourcesAn international confederaion of 17 anti-poverty organizations advocates in nearly 100 countries, publishes research and policy papers searchable by key word, subject, regions and country in English, French and Spanish. Focus areas include active citizenship, gender justice, inequality and essential services, natural resources, saving lives, and sustainable food. Oxfam has offices in 22 countries, which can provide sources, including local organizations: https://www.oxfam.org/en/contact-us
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