🧮 Data Corner: All 58 Datasets We Used in 2020
Plus 107 new jobs added to the job board, taking our total to 1,227
Happy New Year’s Eve folks! Hope you’re all still having peaceful holidays. Another quick one from me today… We’ve used a ton of datasets this year to put together our newsletters and podcasts, so I’ve gathered every single one of them below.
We’ll begin to roll out ‘Data Corner’ monthly in 2021, gathering even more cool and useful datasets, but until then enjoy and see you next year!
Preview of the job board 👇
Abortions: Global abortion policies database, from the World Health Organization
Afghan Exports: Trade data for Afghanistan and other countries from ATLAS
African Wealth: Poorest countries in Africa, from World Population Review
Aichi Biodiversity: Individual reports for each national government from the Convention on Biological Diversity
Arms Sales: Database of all major weapons transfers since 1950, from SIPRI
Birth Rates: Global fertility data, from Our World In Data
Carbon Emissions: Real-time carbon data from NASA
Climate Action: Country data profiles, from Climate Action Tracker
Coup Risk: Risk of coup d'etats, from OEF Research
Covid-19 Economic Impact: Global economic forecast by the OECD
Covid-19: Vast data on cases and deaths, from the Financial Times.
Cyclone Activity: Real-time data for all major ocean basins, from Colorado State University
Deforestation: Global forest data, from Global Forest Watch
Earthquakes — Realtime global earthquake data, from the USGS.
Economic Inequality — Global inequality stats from the World Inequality Database
Economic Outlook — Global economic outlook data, from the International Monetary Fund
Exit Polls: How different demographics voted in the 2020 U.S. election, from the New York Times.
FinCEN Files: Explore and download the data that led to $2 trillion of fraudulent bank transactions, from ICIJ
Fires — Global fire database from NASA
Flu Cases — Global flu cases by hemisphere, country and region, from the World Health Organization
Global Conflict Tracker: Real-time dataset on conflicts around the world, from the Council on Foreign Relations
HIV: Stats sheet from the World Health Organization.
Housing Prices — Global housing data, from the International Monetary Fund
Human Freedom Index: Human rights by country provided by the Cato Institute
Human Rights: Stacks of human rights data by Our World In Data
Humanitarian Crisis — Data on the world’s humanitarian crises, from ReliefWeb
Hurricanes: Hurricane season data, from the National Hurricane Center.
Hydrogen — Data on the future of hydrogen from the International Energy Agency
Icebergs: Global iceberg data, from the National Snow & Ice Data Center
Jailed Journalists: Historical database on all journalists imprisoned and killed from the Committee to Protect Journalists
Jewish Population: Number of Jews living in each country, from World Population Review
Journalist Killings: Dataset of all journalists killed or imprisoned, from Reporters Without Borders.
LGBTQ Rights Index: LGBTQ rights by country, by Asher & Lyric
Military Firepower: Military strength rankings, from Global Firepower
Most Wanted: List of U.S. most wanted and other missing persons, from the FBI.
Mountains: Global mountain data, from the USGS
News or Opinion? — Views on the difference between news reporting and opinion journalism from the American Press Institute
Newspaper Endorsements — Historical U.S. presidential newspaper endorsements, from the University of Santa Barbara
Nobel Prize: API for all prizes and laureates since 1901 from The Nobel Prize
Offshore Leaks: ICIJ database containing 785,000 records from the Panama Papers, Offshore Leaks, Bahama Leaks and Paradise Papers
Oil Spills: Number of global oil spills between 1970-2016, from Our World In Data
Press Freedom: 2020 World Press Freedom Index rankings, from Reporters Without Borders
Protests: Global mass protest and conflict data, from ACLED
Railroads: Shapefiles for the world’s railroads, from Natural Earth
Refugees: Data finder on 80 million displaced people globally, from the UN.
Russian Airstrikes — Database of all airstrikes in Syria, from Syrian Archive.
Syria Civil War — Number of airstrikes and civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, from Airwars
Syria Crisis: Syrian economic data, by Trading Economics
Terrorism: Global terrorism dataset, from the University of Maryland
Trump Climate Deregulation: Every Trump-administration climate change policy, from the Brookings Institution.
Trump’s Congress: Interactive on how often every member of the House and the Senate voted with or against Trump, from our friends at FiveThirtyEight.
Turkish Arrests: Data on the number of people purged in Turkey since the failed 2016 military coup, from Turkey Purge
U.S. Troops — Where U.S. troops are deployed per state and country, from the U.S. Department of Defense
Uyghar Muslims: Location of Chinese internment camps
Vaccines: Which countries have bought which vaccines, from Duke University
West Bank Settlements — Number of West Bank settlements, from peacenow.org.
World Hunger — Global hunger and undernourishment from Our World In Data
World Species: Data archive on the world’s species, from WWF