Data

Legal datasets
Network datasets
Corruption indicators

Reports

  • OCCRP – Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
  • IPAB – I Paid a Bribe

Input-based perception indicators

  • MSI – International Research & Exchange Board
  • POLITY IV – George Mason University and Colorado State University

Input-based objective indicators

  • CPIA – The World Bank: Country Policy and Institutional Assessment

Output-based perception indicators

Output-based objective indicators

  • IAG– Index of African Governance
  • GCI – The World Economic Forum
  • FW – Freedom House
  • EIU – Economist Intelligence Unit
  • DB – The World Bank: Doing Business project
  • PEFA – World Bank: Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability

Input & output-based indicators

  • OBI – International Budget Partnership
  • GII – Global Integrity (focuses on anti-corruption mechanisms)
  • IAG – The Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • WGI – The World Bank. Measures corruption in the public and private sector.
To avoid the labeling trap dig underneath indicators to understand what each is trying to measure. Input-based indicators try to capture information about the existence and strength of laws, regulations, and institutions – anti-corruption efforts/inputs – providing key benchmarks that lead to good governance practices. Also known as rule-based indicators. Output-based indicators do not try to measure what is causing the problem nor point to potential solutions. They are useful to assess progress towards a desired objective of anti-corruption or governance reform policies. Also known as outcome-based indicators.
Governance indicators
  • CDA – Catalogo de Datos Abiertos – Colombia
  • GovData360 – The World bank GovData360
  • WB – The World Bank development indicators
  • The Fund for Peace – Failed State Index
  • AWS – Public Data Sets on Amazon’s Web Services
  • USASpending
  • ACRN – Anti-corruption Research Network
  • Observatorio – Anticorrupción y de Integridad – Colombia
  • Walk Free – fights to end human trafficking. For more information on child trafficking go to ZOE
  • OpenSecrets –  Center for Responsive Politics
  • HRI – Humanitarian Response Index (2007-2011)
Social science datasets
  • Data in Gapminder World
  • Global Competitiveness Index
  • Social Sciences Web Resources @ McMaster University
  • Gallup Polls
  • NBER – National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Google Google’s Public Data Explorer
  • APRM – African Peer Review Mechanism
  • MSI – IREX’s Media Sustainability Inde
  • OVC – Office for Victims of Crime
  • JRI – The ABA Rule of Law Initiative: The Judicial Reform Index
  • J-PAL – Poverty Action Lab: Evaluations
  • ICGG – The Internet Center for Corruption Research
  • Worldbank – Worldwide Governance Indicators
  • IQSS Institute for uotesuantitative Social Sciences
  • ICPSR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Sciences
  • UNdata – The United Nations Statistics Division
  • UCI SSDA – Social Science Data Archive (UC, Irvine)
  • Wolfram|Alpha – Wolfram Research
  • Gapminder
  • WHO – World Health Organization
  • SEDAC – Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center at Columbia University
  • UNESCO – UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations: Institute for Statistics
  • IMF – International Monetary Fund: Data and Statistics
  • CRINIS – Transparency International
  • UNICRI – United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
  • CESifo – The Center for Economic Studies (CES) AND the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo)
  • IADB – Inter-American Development Bank
  • DANE – Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (Colombia); Catalogo de microdatos
  • DNP – Departamento Nacional de Planeación (Colombia)
  • CINEP – Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (Colombia)
  • IDESC – Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales de Santiago de Cali
  • MOE – Mision de Observación Electoral (Colombia)
  • ICU – International Communication Union
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • USASpending.gov
  • FPDS – Federal Procurement Data System
  • Data.gov – The U.S. government’s open data initiative
  • Data.gov.uk – The U.K. government’s open data initiative
  • Data.go.jp – The Japanese open data initiative
  • Data.gv.at – The Austria government’s open data initiative
  • Dollars for Docs – ProPublica
  • Prescriber Checkup  – ProPublica
  • Open Data Index
  • Open Aid Data – Data for development aid
  • Sociómetro BID – Microdatos de las encuestas de hogares en Latinoamérica
  • City-Data – Data from numerous sources, from crime rates to weather patterns

Time series datasets
Public data for various countries in Africa
Miscellaneous