The top 10 sources of data for international development research

March 16, 2016

It’s easy to be a bit nostalgic for work pre-internet, when research could involve exploring the dusty confines of the British Library or the excitement of digging out an old tome from a government archive with numbers on Ugandan coffee exports from 1957. But nothing really beats the satisfaction available today from downloading in just three or four clicks the entire import-export database for the same country. Yet, it can be tempting to make Wikipedia or Google the default for research. So, here are some gems which make international development research better, easier and more productive.

This recent LinkedIn blog was featured on the Impact and Effectiveness section of the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network, setting out the top 10 sources of data for international development research…


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