ECON 174: Global Poverty and Impact Evaluation

Aggregate Data

See also the library research guide on International Statistics.

Africa Development Indicators.  Detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries from 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

China Data Online. Focuses on economic statistics of China, arranged by regions and categories. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development and statistical databases about China's population and economy at the county and city levels.

FAOSTAT. Extensive data on agriculture, food supply, food security, prices, commodities, forest products, and fisheries from the FAO.

Human Development Report Statistics. Statistics from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Links to the text of national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions.

Indiastat.  Statistical data from Indian government and private sources: finance, agriculture, health, housing, transportation, and many other areas. Data is derived from documents, reports and policies from the states and national government of India. Information is classified into 30 major sections and includes census data. Userid and password required. Please inquire at any Library Reference Desk for assistance

Lexis Nexis Statistical DataSets. Provides fast and easy one-stop shopping to more than 5.3 billion (and growing) data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Sources of data include local, state and international governments and organizations.

Official Statistics on the Web. Access to social, economic and general data from official government sources.  Includes statistical offices, central banks and government agencies. Features a good subject list.

OECD iLibrary. Leading International Organization for Foreign Aid data. Includes International Development Statistics as well as statistical databases on External Debt Statistics and Geographical Distribution of Financial Aid Flows to Developing Countries. Choose the "international development" link on the statistics section.

UNCTADStat. From the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. See also the World Investment Directory, which offers FDI data by country.

UN Data. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators: population, environment, health, economics, technology, trade, refugees, and more.

Urban Indicators. United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Statistical data on urban indicators, human settlements, and city profiles worldwide.

U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Green Book). Loans and grants from the US government each fiscal year by purpose and country.

World Development Indicators. Time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more.

World Income Inequality Database. Information for over 140 countries on income inequalities at both cross-country and time series levels over the period 1950-98, with a focus on the period since 1980. See also the University of Texas Income Inequality Project.

Microdata for impact evaluations

Background - The World Bank provides guides on types of microdata useful for policy analysis and interventions.  See the world bank pages on Poverty Reduction & Equity, especially sources of data useful for poverty analysis.  The page includes and introduction to different types of surveys (mult-topic, demographic and health, employment, etc).  See also types of data that can be used for an impact evaluation. Some links are broken but the information is still valid.

IQSS Dataverse Network. Outstanding network of collection of social science research data worldwide, from Harvard University. 

International Household Survey Network Catalog. Catalog of household surveys and links to national or international databanksHousehold data are among the most widely used in analyzing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of poverty reduction interventions.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Consortium of 325 institutions working together to acquire and preserve social science data. Maintained at University of Michigan, ICPSR receives, processes, and distributes data on social phenomena in 130 countries.

Living Standards Measurement Surveys.   From the World Bank.  Data on multiple indicators of household well-being, useful for assessing household behavior and evaluating the effect of government policies on the living conditions of the population.

Measure DHS From USAID. International microdata on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.

Multiple Cluster Indicator  Surveys. Data on the situation of children and women from UNICEF. MICS surveys were designed and implemented for assessing the situation of children and women, based on indicators identified following the World Summit for Children.

World Bank Central Microdata Catalog. Includes World Bank impact evaluation surveys, living standards measurment surveys, development research microdata, and more.

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