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.