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Resources for the modern journalist. From Loose Wire


Here’s a list of open datasets:

World Bank



data.worldbank.org The Data Catalog provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources.



UNDP data


Google Public Data

International Statistics

UNDP data

Data and Statistics – Pan American Health Organization

National Data Catalog (US) The National Data Catalog is an open platform for government data sets and APIs. It makes it easy to find datasets by and about government, across all levels (federal, state, and local) and across all branches (executive, legislative, and judicial). The data is imported from multiple sources and curated by our staff.

Some useful sites that either offer open data, or links to sites with open data:


Open Government Data

Linked Open Data

Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network

Open Knowledge Foundation

Internet Archive



Internet archive


Search the world’s government data at The Guardian’s gateway: Governments around the globe are opening up their data vaults – allowing you to check out the numbers for yourself. This is the Guardian’s gateway to that information. Search for government data here from the UK (including London), USA, Australia and New Zealand. More to come




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