Skip to main content

Need a book from the UC Berkeley Library during the shelter-in-place order? Check here first.

Development Practice: Web + Statistics

Resources for students in UC Berkeley's Master of Development Practice program


This page is a 'work in progress' and consists of websites and links compiled by librarians, past and present.

Sources for Data and Statistics


California GeoPortal
California's natural resources and working landscapes.

California Map Series
California's congressional districts,state senate and assembly districts and county maps. Produced by the California Voter Foundation. 1991-2020.

US Resources

Easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.

ProQuest Statistical Insight
Statistics by the U.S. government, international organizations, publishers, research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.

U.S. Census Bureau
Publications, software, maps, and data sets. QuickFacts will get state, county, and city demographics (including age, race/ethnicity, income, residence, education), business information, and much more.

Open government - covers large topics: climate change, business, manufacturing, and a lot more.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)  U.S.
Monthly Energy Review, DATA Visualizations, Interactive Global Maps, International statistics.

Envirofacts -
Environmental information and data [EPA] 

Natural conservation programs, information about rare, endangered species, threatened ecosystems.

International Resources

Global Wind Energy Council.
Interactive maps, global statistics, forecasts and projections. Publishes the Global Wind Energy Outlook.

International Energy Agency. IEA.
Reliable, affordable and clean energy for member countries in energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Covers: Energy, Water, Economic Policy and Resilience.

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

World Bank Data, see topics list. 

World Resources Institute
Information on climate, energy, food, forests, cities & transport, more.

World Bank Group: Open Knowledge Repository

Copyright © 2014-2019 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License.