Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Guardian: Student guide to global development data on the web

Looking for figures? Here's a beginner's guide to our Global development datastore
and the best sources for development data on the web

MDG : Faculty of Medicine students in a lecture hall
The Guardian offers students a gateway to some of the world's best global development data. Photograph: Rex Features
Global development is swarming with seemingly unwieldy datasets. And each day, new sources of facts and figures are opened up as researchers, aid agencies, governments and a growing number of data journalists pull together, digitise and publish datasets never before seen or circulated. For those of you digging for development data for the first time, here's a quick guide to what you can find in the Guardian's global development datastore and around the web.

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