Gapminder

Background Users can view and manipulate charts and graphs related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Gapminder is a non-profit founded in 2005 with the mission of “Fighting devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone understands.” Gapminder has a goal or promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. To fulfill their aim, Gapminder is currently working on: Keeping our tools’ statistical content up-to-date…

National Center for Education Statistics

Background The National Center for Education Statistics has a wide range of data related to education, schools, and school testing. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. The NCES collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics…

Education Bill Tracking Database

Background Users can track legislation related to education. Topics include: after school programs, alternative education, teacher issues, school choice, No Child Left Behind Act, drop out prevention, primary education, secondary education, and postsecondary education. The Education Bill Tracking Database is maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. This Database allows users to track education legislation for the 2008 to present legislative session. Topics include, but are not limited to:…

Global Health Atlas

Background Users can view statistics and generate cross-country comparisons pertaining to infectious diseases and health indicators in 193 WHO member states. The Global Health Atlas is a database maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that provides information regarding infectious diseases in WHO member states. Health conditions include: malaria, HIV/AIDS, cholera, STIs, meningitis, and polio, among others. Data Notes Users can generate statistics regarding infectious diseases and health systems indicators…

Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Background Users can find data on a range of global health topics like mortality, the burden of disease, infectious diseases, risk factors and health expenditures. The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database is the World Health Organization’s main health statistics repository. Data is available for 193 World Health Organization member states on topics including but not limited to: Health related millennium goals, mortality, immunization, nutrition, infectious disease, non- communicable disease, tobacco…

National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices

Background Users can view and download publications regarding public policy recommendations. Topics include: education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and technology; and social, economic, and workforce programs. The National Center for Best Practices of the National Governor’s Association evaluates public policy innovations implemented by states to form recommendations for public policy. The Center produces publications pertaining to education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and…

Social Indicators

Background Users can view tables or download data on the country level on topics such as: childbearing, education, health, income, and population. Social Indicators is compiled by the United Nations Statistical Division and covers a wide range of information on children, women, population, development, and social development. Indicators are provided based on the following categories: childbearing, child and elderly populations, contraceptive use, education, health, housing, education, and work. Data Notes…

Statistics and Indicators on Women and Men

Background Users can view tables or download data on topics such as: families, health, education, life expectancy and work. Statistics and Indicators on Women and Men is part of the United Nations Statistical Division. Information is provided in the following categories: population, women and men in families, health, education, work, and political decision making. Data Notes Users can view tables of the indicators of interest and are able to download…

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Users can obtain demographic, maternal and child health, and development information regarding countries with whom UNICEF works. Background UNICEF (United Nations Children Fund) is a non-governmental agency that works with governments, national and international agencies and communities to reduce the cycle of poverty in more than 150 countries and territories. UNICEF’s programs address child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, gender-equitable quality basic education, and the protection of children…

Gender Info

Background Users can access data related to international gender issues including but not limited to data on population, families, health, education, work, and political participation. Gender Info 2007 is maintained by the United Nations Statistic Division in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Gender Info has been adapted by DevInfo technology and presents up to date country level data. Data Notes…