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Tons of free research from IGOs

Monday, July 26th, 2010

We often publicize a particular database or new publication from an intergovernmental organization and so it seems fitting to highlight just how generous many of these organizations are in terms of providing their publications/statistics/working papers for free to all comers.  Not only do they offer  high quality, scholarly work but you might also be surprised […]

Free data from FAO

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Unlimited free data on hunger, food and agriculture is now available from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through its central data repository FAO-STAT.  It was previously possible to get some data for free from FAO-STAT, but larger datasets were only available through a subscription. From the FAO Media Centre:  FAO-STAT “contains over one million […]

New UN Organization for Women

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The United Nations is amalgamating four of its organizations for women into a single entity called UN Women. “UN Women merges and will build on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system which focus exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment: Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW, established in […]

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