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Eldis Country and Region Profiles
An online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues, policies, and practice.
Global Governance Watch (GGW)
Brings together commentaries and academic papers on economics, environment & health, human rights, and security, and monitors UN Treaties and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). A joint project of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
Provides links to US government sites with statistics and data pertaining to demographics, economics, education, health, international affairs, government, science & technology, and social sciences.
International Affairs databases
Links to current and historical data compiled by Government Information librarian Kathy Amen.
IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) Voter Turnout
The most comprehensive global collection of political participation statistics available. The figures for national presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945 are presented country by country, using both the number of registered voters and voting age population as indicators. Also available are the most recent indicators of literacy and human development, as well as other data and material.
"The United Nations iLibrary (UN iLibrary) serves as the online gateway to books, periodicals, and statistical data published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs," wrote Donna B. Smith for ccAdvisor. Produced in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and using their OECD iLibrary platform, the UN digital collection contains more than 6,000 ebooks, 4,000 articles, and three databases from over 40 UN departments and agencies.
Ongoing Research Projects
Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information and data on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Important projects include:
* The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
* Pew Internet & American Life Project
* Pew Hispanic Center
* Pew Global Attitudes Project
* Social & Demographic Trends