Worldwide Data

The list will include data sources that contain datasets from numerous country of the world. For country specific data please check the other categories of the site.

  • UK Data Service: An attempt to merge various datasets from different sources into one platform. Includes all types of data.
  • ACRN: Anticorruption Research Network Databases contain corruption related data.
  • TI: Transparency International – Corruption Indeces.
  • UN: Databases from the United Nations.
  • OECD: Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development Databases.
  • OECD-Library: Contains all the stats, graphs, tables used in the OECD publications.
  • ILO: International Labour Organisation.
  • IMF: International Monetary Fund. All the indebted nations are certainly in here!
  • World Bank: Large international datasets.
  • The Economist: Useful financial and economic data from the leading magazine.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit: Financial Data and Dynamic Forecasts can be retrieved freely or purchased.
  • PippaNoris Data: Data from the JFK Harvard School of Government with political datasets.
  • DataBankProject: The oldest living panel data since 1815. Can be retrieved by emailing the foundation.
  • Guardian: The data repository of the british newspaper.
  • UNESCO: Cultural, Educational and Social Data.
  • World Bank Financial Data: A beta version of the latest datasets of the world bank.
  • WHO: World Health Organisation Statistics.
  • RoperCenter: International Public Opinion Datasets and more.
  • Google Data Lab
  • Google Fusion Tables
  • YouGov: The revolutionary panels (unfortunately only archive reports are available).
  • Index of Economic Freedom: The well known index of free market performance by the conservative Heritage Foundation.
  • World Values Survey: A survey quantifying cultural aspects of societies.
  • Freedom House Indeces: Data on Freedom of the world, press, net.
  • Open Budget Index:  Independent, comparative, regular measure of budget transparency and accountability.
  • Rule of Law Index: Assess a nation’s adherence to the rule of law.
  • Global Financial Integrity: Information regarding illicit financial transactions.
  • Global Integrity Report: Data on Practices in governance and assessment of the public sector.
  • Global Assessment Portal: Exceptional Guide Containing indicators for good governance characteristics.
  • Polity Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions since 1800.
  • Birch Index of Electoral Malpractice
  • World Bank Governance Indicators: Measures of Quality in Governance for 213 Economies since 1996.
  • Social Policy Data: compilation of datasets on social policy systems, tax systems, public opinion, quality of govornance and political indicators.
  • Public Administration Data: unique data set on the structure and behaviour of public administration, based on a web survey. of 973 country experts from 126 countriesaround the world.
  • Graduate Institute of Geneva: Contains an interesting list of datasets of macroeconomic origin.
  • Aid Data: Search for Foreign Aid data.
  • Right to Information Index: A comparative index examining the openness to infrmation for 80+ countries.
  • Joint External Debt Hub: Free Database with debt related datasets gathered from the IMF, World Bank, BIS, and OECD.
  • Sustainable Governance Indicators: OECD Cross National Survey of Governance. Measurement of Equality and Freedom.
  • Bribe Payer Index: The 2011 index with the private supply side of corruption, published by the Transparency International.
  • Human Development Index trends
  • Gap Minder: A wide list of world health related datasets
  • Buzz Data: An interesting site that attempts to promote the use of data for storytelling and research. Good collection of various datasets too!
  • RevenueWatch: Dataset on transparency of mineral, oil, and gas exporting countries.
  • Data Gov: Graphical Representation of Data and option to extract the datasets
  • Factual: Unique data sets ranging from health,education, and entertainment.
  • DataMarket: An Icelandic treasure in data exploring and sharing. Searches through many different data providers.
  • Infochimps: Another attempt to offer a unified searching platform for data
  • The DataHub: The most extensive open data initiative
  • EH.net: Rich historical time series for a variety of countries
  • DoingBusiness: Business related data. Easiness to start a business, taxation, credit details etc per country
  • Ponemon: Data and Internet security related information. What is the cost of data for businesses?
  • Survey Question Bank: Search for major surveys conducted by various national and internation organisations
  • Internation Social Survey Programme: Archives and data from a wide range of surveys
  • PRS: Political Risk Services
  • Better Life Index: Published by the OECD categorising coutnries by aspects of good life
  • Publish What You Fund Index: Country indicators on aid transparency
  • OpenSpending.org
  • Quality of Government: Compiled by the Quality of Government Institute
  • Quandl: Datasets for Finance and Economics
  • Archigos: Rich Data Base on Political Leaders from 1875-2004 for 150+ countries

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