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Data Sources

Below is a list of the main data sources we have used in our maps. The sources of data that we have used are often subject to change, partly due to the redesign of websites. Hence the links may change over time and data may disappear. Therefore all data that went into the creation of each map is usually also provided as an Excel spreadsheet on each individual map page. In this spreadsheet we have also included notes on the data source as well as adjustments that we may have made to the data in order to make them work with our geometries.


A. United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme. Global Environment Outlook, GEO Data Portal.

Data accessed: March 2018

http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/


B. World Bank

World Bank Open Data

Data accessed: March 2018

http://www.worldbank.org/data


C. United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today’s Diverse World.

Data accessed: March 2018

To access online go to a) the UNDP site, or b) the specific report webpage:

http://www.undp.org/

http://hdr.undp.org/en


D. Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook.

Data accessed: March 2018

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html


E. World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Data accessed: March 2018

http://www.who.int/gho/database/en/


F. Angus Maddison’s data

Angus Maddison’s historical statistics on the world economy are still available in their original form via https://www.rug.nl/ggdc/historicaldevelopment/maddison/

Date accessed: March 2018

In addition, some of his colleagues have worked on updates to his efforts which have periodically been released. The 2018 version of the data has been made available at https://www.rug.nl/ggdc/historicaldevelopment/maddison/releases/maddison-project-database-2018


G. United Nations Population Division

The latest revision of the World Population Prospects is available from the United Nations website.

Data accessed: March 2018

https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/


H. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Handbook of Statistics, also accessible on the online platform

Data accessed: March 2018

http://unctadstat.unctad.org/


I. United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF)

The Unicef data centre provides a platform for all statistics compiled by the organisation

Data accessed: March 2018

https://data.unicef.org


J. United Nations Statistics Division; Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Statistics Division has created a database for monitoring the progress of the SDG indicators.

Data accessed: March 2018

https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/database/

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