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Development Practice: Statistics+

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

Selected Statistics

CDC Wonder
Center of Disease Control reports, guidelines, vital statistics, environment, population, disease and disability, immunization, behavior and health, injuries, occupational health, and more.

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.

Data Planet
Provides easy access to a wide variety of economic, social, political, and marketing indicators. is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data. You can find Federal, state and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.

FastStats A to Z
Quick access to public health statistics organized alphabetically. Includes links to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Historical Census Browser

The data and terminology in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Examine state and county topics for individual census years and over time, generate maps of selected data.

National Center for Health Statistics (CDC) [NCHS]

Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency, data includes vital events, information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.

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

Statistical Abstract of the United States
A comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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.

Selected Sites

World Development Indicators (WDI)
Provides time series development indicators data (1960-present) for 210 countries. Includes population, labor, employment, education, health, energy, urbanization, national accounts, purchasing power, trade, government finance, monetary, balance of payments, external debt, investment risk, taxes, prices and exchange rates, transport and communication, and information and technology.
Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals, 2017. see maps, charts, analysis of trends, challenges and issues.

World Bank Group: Open Knowledge Repository

World Resources Institute.
see energy / water.

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