The web is awash in international relations data, but who knows where to start the search? Let us get you headed in the right direction by pointing you to some of the most comprehensive data repositories on the web. Browse:
One of the best ways to discover data for a project, particularly if you're looking for something very specific, is to search through some of the massive data archives that exist on the web. These are just a few of the most common:
Data on natural and man-made disasters from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. Also see this list of publications related to the database.
A wide-ranging collection of international-affairs databases, covering topics ranging from military expenditures to human freedom to disease outbreaks, and backed by an international consortium of governments and NGOs.
This Vienna, VA-based nonprofit applies systems analytics to war and conflict, yielding data on over 160 countries across several publications, most notably the Center's annual report on "Conflict, Governance, and State Fragility."
The DHS Program has earned a worldwide reputation for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.
The core mission of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) shall be to foster international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication/ICT equipment and networks in developing countries.
Census and Trend Data going back to 2000, 1990, 1980, and sometimes even further, on a growing list of topics, including population growth, population by race, age structure, family structure, and income.
FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official Federal statistics.