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Foreign Affairs, Defence and
development and humanitarian issues
Global poverty and development
Economic Databases, International Monetary Fund (IMF): economic data and
forecasts created as part of the biannual World Economic Outlook.
Development Indicators, World Bank: the
primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from
officially recognised international sources.
Development Index, United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP): a summary measure of average achievement in key
dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable,
and a decent standard of living.
Population Dashboard, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): statistics on
global population, maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive health,
education, fertility, and life expectancy.
Health Statistics, World Health
Organization (WHO): presents the most recent health statistics for the WHO member
states, including developing country members.
- UNICEF Data, United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF): open data and analysis on the situation of children
and women worldwide.
- State of Food Insecurity
in the World, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): measures progress
made towards achieving the internationally agreed development goals relating to
Indicators, United Nations Statistics Division: global environment
statistics on ten indicator themes compiled from a wide range of data sources.
World’s Women, United Nations Statistics Division: presents statistics and
analysis on the status of women and men in the world.
Statistics, United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development (UNCTAD): statistics from the United Nations focal point
for the integrated treatment of trade and development and interrelated issues
in the areas of finance, technology, investment, and sustainable development.
Governance Indicators (World Bank): measures six key dimensions of
governance—voice and accountability, political stability and lack of violence, government
effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.
Humanitarian, emergency and
Humanitarian Data and Trends, United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA): presents global and country-level data and trend
analysis of humanitarian crises and assistance.
- UNHCR Population
Statistics, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): data
about UNHCR’s populations of concern.
- Global Assessment
Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk
Reduction: a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction and
comprehensive review and analysis of the natural hazards that are affecting
- Fragile States Index, US
Fund for Peace: focuses on indicators of risk based on published articles and
Asia and the Pacific
Official Development Assistance
Finance Statistics, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD): Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the OECD’s 29
Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members, categorised by donors, sectors
and recipients. Includes ‘aid at a glance’ charts.
- Aidflows.org, OECD, World
Bank, ADB, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, African
Development Bank: visualises how much development financing is provided and
received around the world, categorised by individual donors and beneficiaries.
- Track Emerging
Donors, Open Data for International Development: aims to capture ‘South-South’
cooperation activities and other non-OECD DAC sources of development finance
activities in a reliable and systematic manner.
Aid effectiveness and transparency
- Commitment to Development
Index, US Center for Global Development: ranks 27 of the world’s richest
countries on policies that affect the more than five billion people living in
- Aid Transparency
Index, publishwhatyoufund.org: measures aid transparency in different aid
Statistical Summary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): statistical
details of Australia’s development cooperation with partner countries,
multilateral and bilateral development agencies, civil society organisations
and the private sector.
- Australian Aid
Tracker, Development Policy Institute, Australian National University
(ANU): aims to provide easy-to-access, clear information about the state of
Australia’s aid efforts, for the media, decision-makers, the general public and
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