Sierra Leone

Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (Listeni/sɪˈɛərə lɪˈoʊnɪ/ or /lɪˈoʊn/), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Sierra Leone is a Constitutional Republic with a directly elected president and a Unicameral Legislature. The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests. The country covers a total area of 71,740 km2 (27,699 sq mi) and with an estimated population of 6 million (2011 United Nations estimate).

From Wikipedia

General information

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  • Provides detailed information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, defence, and transnational issues of different countries. CIA World Factbook
  • Country profiles of all the countries in the world.BBC country profile
  • Provides information on the survey methods and techniques, working papers and briefing papers of Afrobarometer’s non-partisan research project that measures the social, political and economic atmosphere in more than a dozen African countries.Afrobarometer
  • Articles on Wikipedia about the demographics of African countries.Demographics (Wiki)
  • Each country profile provides links to official web sites of a nation/territory, information on geography, maps, the national flag, history, culture, tourist destinations, its population and languages, the capital and the largest cities, education, economy and much more.Nations Online
  • West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost subregion of Africa. West Africa has been defined as including 18 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo.West(ern) Africa region on Wikipedia
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  • The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 independent and equal sovereign states. The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty of the members are small states, many of which are island nations.Commonwealth member countries
  • The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy.EU Delegation

Government, law, politics and elections

  • This website has news and information about Sierra Leone’s constitution, its President, State House and related speeches. Sierra Leone: State House online
  • A database with references and links to constitutional documents, from the University of Konstanz.Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The Constitute Project offers access to the world’s constitutions.World's constitutions
  • The Zárate's Political Collections (ZPC) is a site devoted to collect dates and figures of the worldwide leadership on a country basis.Zarate World Political Leaders
  • This regularly updated website has a global collection of voter turnout statistics for presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945. International IDEA: Voter Turnout
  • ElectionGuide is provided by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), an international nonprofit dedicated to strengthening electoral democracy. Launched in 1998 through a grant from USAID and currently funded by the same, ElectionGuide is the most comprehensive and timely source of verified election information available online.IFES Election Guide
  • PARLINE is the IPU's database on national parliaments. It contains authoritative information on the structure and working methods of every national parliament.IPU PARLINE Parliament database
  • Provides access to African constitutions and laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP). WIPO Lex law database
  • ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. Its purpose is to build capacity worldwide by providing the most comprehensive possible global source of information on environmental law. The ECOLEX database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature. Users have direct access to the abstracts and indexing information about each document, as well as to the full text of most of the information provided. ECOLEX environmental law
  • Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to reliable legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world.Library of Congress Guide to Law Online

Peacebuilding

  • BICC’s research and advisory work strives to reduce the potentially harmful effects accompanying any effort to organize violence in social relations. BICC’s activities can be subsumed in the following three thematic clusters, which are closely related to each other: Armament and arms control: Controlling arms and supporting disarmament; Dynamics of violent conflict: Preventing, transforming and ending violent conflict; Order and change: Understanding violence in social orders. Bonn International Center for Conversion
  • The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.International Crisis Group
  • UNOWAS has the responsibility for preventive diplomacy, good offices and political mediation and facilitation efforts in West Africa and the Sahel. UNOWAS also works to consolidate peace and democratic governance in countries emerging from conflict or political crises.UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel
  • Maps and ground breaking peace research from the Institute for Economics and Peace. Global Peace Index
  • The UN peace agreements database is the online mediation support tool developed by the UN Department of Political Affairs. Intended for peacemaking professionals, it includes an extensive database of peace agreements, guidance material and information on the UN’s mediation support services.UN Peace agreements database
  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.SIPRI databases
  • Offers full-text articles and information on the Swiss Peace foundation in various countries. Swiss Peace
  • IPIS is an independent research institute providing tailored information, analysis and capacity enhancement to support those actors who want to realize a vision of durable peace, sustainable development and the fulfillment of human rights.IPIS Research

Crisis, conflict, security

  • PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals.Preventionweb
  • UN Reliefweb offers overviews, news, analysis and maps on crises and disasters.UN Reliefweb
  • GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
  • The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future. In the UNITAR map library, you can find products and data produced by UNOSAT in response to natural disasters and crisis around the world since 2004 – it is sorted by country and then event code.UNITAR Maps
  • The UN-SPIDER programme aims to be a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management, risk management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries. UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities.UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
  • International Justice Monitor is an initiative of the Open Society Justice Initiative. It was created to expand awareness and understanding of the role of international justice in holding accountable those responsible for atrocities, particularly war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.International Justice Monitor
  • The Interactive Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons is an online database that provides information on the global distribution of, and how to identify commonly used* small arms and light weapons (SALW) in organized violence. It is designed to build knowledge on how to recognize different types, makes and models of commonly used SALW; to collect data on the global and country-specific spread of these SALW; and to describe some of their visual and technical specifications.Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up in 2002 as the result of a request to the United Nations in 2000 by the Government of Sierra Leone for "a special court" to address serious crimes against civilians and UN peacekeepers committed during the country's decade-long (1991-2002) civil war.Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • This site has information provided by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program at Uppsala University on armed conflicts around the world.Uppsala conflict database
  • Minorities at Risk (MAR) tracks 284 politically-active ethnic groups throughout the world from 1945 to the present -- identifying where they are, what they do, and what happens to them. The minority group assessments consist of two parts: a risk assessment and an analytic summary. The risk assessment summarizes whether the group is at risk of rebellion, protest, or repression, based on levels of a number of other variables. The analytic summary gives a brief history of the group and its relations with the state.Minorities at Risk

Human rights

  • Provides news and publications about human rights wordwide. Amnesty International
  • Contains country-specific background briefings, commentaries, country reports, and press releases published by Human Rights Watch and others.Human Rights Watch
  • The sources, part of the database Refwold, cover the human rights situation in a particular country of origin. Country information - human rights
  • Recognised internationally for excellence in human rights law in Africa, the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights is uniquely positioned as both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation. A leader in human rights education in Africa, the Centre works towards a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalised persons or groups across the continent.Pretoria Centre for Human Rights
  • Founded by four journalists in the southern French city Montpellier in 1985, RSF is now one of the world’s leading NGOs in the defense and promotion of freedom of information.Reporters Without Borders
  • FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO federating 184 organisations from 112 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.International Federation for Human Rights
  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all.UN OHCHR Human Rights
  • The MFWA is a regional independent non-governmental organization. It is the biggest and most influential media development and freedom of expression advocacy organisation in West Africa with national partner organisations in all 16 countries of the region. The MFWA is also the Secretariat of the Continental Network of the most Prominent Free Expression and Media Development Organisations in Africa, known at the Africa Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) Network.Media Foundation for West Africa
  • The CIVICUS Monitor is a research tool that provides close to real-time data on the state of civil society and civic freedoms in 196 countries. The data is generated through a collaboration with more than 20 civil society research partners, and input from a number of independent human rights evaluations.CIVICUS Monitor
  • The African Charter established the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. In addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions: the protection of human and peoples' rights; the promotion of human and peoples' rights; the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Refugees, displacement, humanitarian aid

  • UNHCR Refworld provides information on the situation of refugees worldwide.UNHCR Refworld
  • IDMC is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement.Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • Displacement.iom.int is an IOM online platform designed to enhance access to Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) information products on internal displacement, including a visualization of the scale of displacement monitored by IOM. Click All Reports for reports by region and country.Displacement Tracking Matrix
  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Financial Tracking Service (FTS) aims to present a complete picture of all international humanitarian funding flows. Since 1992, it has collected reports on humanitarian funding flows submitted by Government donors, UN-administered funds, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners, including the private sector.Humanitarian aid contributions
  • IRIN delivers unique, authoritative and independent reporting from the frontlines of crises to inspire and produce a more effective humanitarian response.New Humanitarian (former IRIN)
  • OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. The OCHA Humanitarian Data Exchange lets you find, share and use humanitarian data, all in one placeHumanitarian Data Exchange

Economy

  • Offers free access to more than 2000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.World Bank statistical data
  • Offers comprehensive, comparable data and analysis of 53 African economies. African Economic Outlook
  • World Bank data portals and tools.World Bank Data Portals & Tools
  • This version of the IMF DataMapper publishes a wide selection of the key economic indicators from 13 Datasets. Click on a Dataset tile to explore more indicators and their coverages on country, region, and analytical groups.IMF Datamapper
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.International Monetary Fund
  • GlobalEDGE is a source for statistical data for nearly every country in the world. GlobalEDGE is developed by the Michigan State University International Business Centre.GlobalEDGE business news and data
  • The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the International Labour Organization (ILO) brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.UN International Labour Organization
  • Statistics on labour and employment by the UN International Labour Organization.UN ILO labour and employment statistics
  • Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.World Economic Forum

Trade and taxes

  • The World Trade Organisation RTA database provides information about participation in Regional Trade Agreements.Regional Trade Agreements
  • Tralac (Trade Law Centre) is a public benefit organisation based in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Tralac develops technical expertise and capacity in trade governance across Africa. The Tralac trade data analysis provides information about intra-African trade for a number of African countries, as well as information about trade relationships between Africa and other continents and countries.Trade Law Centre trade data analysis
  • World Trade Organization statistical trade profiles. WTO Trade profiles
  • European Union trade partnerships with African countries and regions.EU Trade partnerships
  • The International Trade Centre (ITC) provides data in the form of tables, graphs and maps, working with indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive markets, as well as a directory of importing and exporting companies. International Trade Centre
  • The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.World Bank Doing Business project
  • Resourcetrade.earth has been developed by Chatham House to enable users to explore the fast-evolving dynamics of international trade in natural resources, the sustainability implications of such trade, and the related interdependencies that emerge between importing and exporting countries and regions.International resource trade
  • The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has created these interactive visualizations of downloadable time-series data that reflect the very latest trade data available in UN Comtrade. In addition, to the extent possible, the data gaps were estimated and flagged accordingly. Countries’ export and import data are displayed in a world map that is color-coded by trade intensity and visualizations of trade balances, top trading partners, top traded commodities, etc. and it can be further customized by selecting individual or multiple countries, regions and/or commodities, and period.UN Comtrade data explorer
  • Fiscal information about African countries from Deloitte (PDF).Deloitte fiscal information

Development

  • Part of the World Bank's website, with information, analysis and reports on its projects and strategic plans. World Bank country information
  • The Development Data Hub is the most comprehensive online resource for financial and resource flow data alongside poverty, social and vulnerability indicators. It combines an extensive data store with interactive visualisations enabling you to chart, map and compare data at the global, national and local level.Development Data Hub
  • In-depth reports by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung on countries’ political and economic development.Transformation: Country Reports
  • World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. World Development Indicators
  • The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is an independent ‘think and do tank’ working on international cooperation and development policy in Europe and Africa. The ECDPM website allows searching webpages, publications, blogs, events and people by keywords. You may also want to have a look at the ECDPM dossiers: http://ecdpm.org/dossiers/ECDPM Centre for Dev. Policy Management
  • The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Overseen by 173 shareholder nations, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions. International Development Association
  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank championing sustainable solutions to 21st century problems. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability.Intl. Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa. Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance
  • The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems; works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change; measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment; and analyses and compares data to predict future trends. OECD Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Eldis supports free and open access to useful and relevant research on global development challenges.Eldis country profiles

Development - United Nations

  • UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.UN Development Programme
  • Provide broad mesures of well-being for countries in de UN system and published annually by the United Nations Development Programme.The indicators are health, education, income/command over resources, inequalty, gender, poverty, employment and vulnerability, human security, trade and financial flows, mobility and communication, environment, demography.UNDP Intl. Human Development Indicators
  • Open.undp.org presents detailed information on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) local and regional projects.UNDP Projects
  • Rooted in the United Nations Charter and guided by the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) upholds the development pillar of the United Nations.UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
  • UNCTADSTAT country profiles are selections of key economic statistics by country. They include a wide range of internationally comparable indicators allowing users to compare statistics across countries. The general profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's economic and financial situation, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons. UN Conference on Trade and Development
  • This website provides online access to different sets of data compiled by UNIDO statistics. While some data is available for the public, access to all datasets and variables as well as some functionality like data and application download is limited to registered users. Data can be tabulated using different dimensions (e.g. years, countries) and filtered (e.g. Output of Austria). It is possible to view or download that data. There is also a graphical representation of the selected data. UNIDO Statistics also maintains data for six indicators related to the 9th Sustainable Development Goal “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”. UN Industrial Development Organization
  • UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.UNICEF data
  • The UNESCO transparency portal has been designed to enable public access to information about the Organization's activities across sectors, countries, and regions, accompanied by some detail on budgetary and donor information. UNESCO transparency portal

Sustainable Development Goals

  • The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG Index and Dashboards
  • The SDG Knowledge Hub is an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Knowledge Hub is managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which is fully responsible for its content. SDG Knowledge Hub
  • This dissemination platform of the Global SDG Indicators Database provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals".UN Global SDG Indicators Database
  • The World Bank SDG dashboards present data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) that help to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not always the official indicators for SDG monitoring. WDI Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) acts as the Secretariat for the SDGs, providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States. DSDG plays a key role in the evaluation of UN systemwide implementation of the 2030 Agenda and on advocacy and outreach activities relating to the SDGs.UN SDGs Knowledge Platform
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics database offers data for the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics: Education and Literacy; Science, technology and Innovation; and Culture.UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • The SDG 6 Data Portal brings together data on all the SDG 6 global indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters.UN Water SDG6 data portal
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics provides data for the Sustainable Development Goals.UNESCO SDG4 Data explorer
  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. All countries of the world have agreed to work towards achieving these goals. The Our World in Data SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations. It is a free, open-access publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving the agreed goals.SDG Tracker
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics provides data for the Sustainable Development Goals.UNESCO SDG4 Country profiles

Food, water, land and health

  • Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. FAO Country profiles
  • Statistical information from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.FAOSTAT Country indicators
  • Contains country-specific background briefings, publications, press releases and films published by United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).World Food Programme
  • FAOLEX is a database of national legislation, policies and bilateral agreements on food, agriculture and natural resources management. It is constantly being updated, with an average of 8,000 new entries per year. It currently contains legal and policy documents drawn from more than 200 countries, territories and regional economic integration organizations and originating in over 40 languages.FAOLEX Database
  • As a central component of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) “World Food Crisis” project , this open access policy information portal has been established to provide comprehensive and detailed information country-by-country on food policy developments. Food Security Portal
  • Food security analysis by the World Food Programme (WFP) Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) programmeWFP Food Security Analysis
  • The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 75 countries.WFP Global Food Prices
  • The Global Food Security Index was designed and constructed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and is sponsored by DuPont. The Economist Intelligence Unit exercises full and final editorial control over all content, including data gathering, analysis and forecasting.Global Food Security Index
  • CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) is a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research for a food-secured future. GARDIAN, the Global Agricultural Research Data Innovation & Acceleration Network, is the CGIAR flagship data harvester. GARDIAN enables the discovery of publications and datasets from the thirty-odd institutional publications and data repositories across all CGIAR Centers to enable value addition and innovation via data reuse.CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture

Climate, environment, energy and resources

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.UN Environment
  • World Resources Institute Climate Watch is an online climate data platform designed to empower policymakers, researchers, media and other stakeholders with the climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change.WRO Climate Watch
  • The 2014 Environmental Performance Index is a joint project between the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) was born out of a recognition that environmental policymaking lacked scientific, quantitative rigor. Environmental Performance Index
  • These country-level climate data summaries are intended to address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of country-level studies of climate observations and multi-model projections.UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles
  • The Global Climate Action portal is an online platform where actors from around the globe - countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and other organizations - can display their commitments to act on climate change. Launched by UN Climate Change, Peru and France in 2014, the portal was born of the realization that addressing climate change will take ambitious, broad-based action from all segments of society, public and private.Global Climate Action portal
  • Interactive map by UN Environment Live - World environment situation room.UN Environment Interactive Map
  • The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) Beta is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. Here you can query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information. Provided by the World Bank Group.Climate Change Knowledge Portal
  • CAIT, a climate data explorer by the World Resources Institute, provides free access to comprehensive, reliable, and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, as well as other climate-relevant indicators, to enable analysis on a wide range of climate-related data questions.Climate Analysis Indicators
  • Global Forest Watch offers the latest data, technology and tools that empower people everywhere to better protect forests. Global Forest Watch
  • he Ocean Health Index is a valuable tool for the ongoing assessment of ocean health. By providing a means to advance comprehensive ocean policy and compare future progress, the Index can inform decisions about how to use or protect marine ecosystems. The Index is a collaborative effort, made possible through contributions from more than 65 scientists/ocean experts and partnerships between organizations including the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Sea Around Us, Conservation International, National Geographic, and the New England Aquarium.Ocean Health Index

Other data and statistics

  • Provides statistics, estimates and projections produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system on agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. United Nations Data
  • Provides a compilation of data with maps and graphs from the CIA World Factbook, the UN and the OECD. NationMaster
  • The 'Google for data', providing statistical data in graphs, tables and charts. Zanran data and statistics
  • World Population Review's goal is to make this data more accessible through graphs, charts, analysis and visualizations.World Population Review
  • The Africa Information Highway (AIH) was developed by the Statistics Department of AfDB as part of the Bank’s statistical capacity building program (SCB) in Africa. AIH is a mega network of live open data platforms (ODPs) electronically linking all African countries and 16 regional organizations.AFDB Africa Information Highway
  • The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. Migration Data Portal
  • Gives access to a wide range of development data on Africa in African Development Bank Group's data portals as well as from other regional and international partners. The platform also facilitates the collection, analysis, and sharing of data on topics such as food security, gender equality, and climate change.Open Data for Africa
  • Our World in Data is a non-profit website that brings together the data and research on the powerful, long-run trends reshaping our world. Our World in Data and the SDG-Tracker are collaborative efforts between researchers at the University of Oxford, who are the scientific editors of the website content; and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab, who publishes and maintains the website and the data tools that make our work possible.Our World In Data
  • Offers access to a repository of open data on the African continent and maintained by Code for Africa as a public service.openAFRICA datasets
  • The UN Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project is a joint initiative of the United Nations Statistics Division and UN Women that seeks to improve the integration of gender issues into the regular production of official statistics for better, evidence-based policies. Select a country to see statistics for a minimum set of gender indicators.UN EDGE Gender Statistics

Maps

  • Is a media file repository that offers public-domain and freely licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips). Country maps on Wikimedia Commons
  • Provides access to the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and includes a collection of online CIA and historical maps. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
  • The Herskovits Library of African Studies (US Northwestern University) 16th- Early 20th Century Maps of Africa collection contains digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and accompanying text.16th- Early 20th Century Maps of Africa
  • Selected by readers, these maps represent areas of special European interest in Africa during the 19th and 20th century. Many of these regions came under direct British control during the Victorian era for the strategic or economic advantages they offered, and became independent in the 20th century. The maps are almost entirely topographical, prepared by the (British) War Office, colonial surveys, and other official mapping authorities. British Library Online Gallery - Maps of Africa
  • A geomap showing all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa.African World Heritage Fund Geomap
  • Princeton University historic maps of Africa, part of the 2014 exhibition "To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880".Evolution of the Map of Africa
  • The Maps of Africa Collection holds over 859 maps at the David Rumsey Map Center, all of which are searchable and viewable through Stanford’s Catalog.Stanford David Rumsey Map Center
  • An overview of Africa maps, by Columbia University Libraries, African Studies resources.Columbia University maps overview
  • This map gives a year-by-year presentation of selected themes in the history of Africa between 1879 and 2002. Flash is required.Animated Atlas of African History
  • 'Landscapes of West Africa, A Window on a Changing World' presents a vivid picture of the changing natural environment of West Africa. By U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.Landscapes of West Africa

Internet resources

Publications

  • Lists all publications on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. ASCL publications
  • Provides (free) documents on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre in Leiden (ASCL). Electronic documents via the ASCL
  • Provides (free) electronic documents on a specific country via Connecting-Africa, the gateway to Africana materials in repositories. Electronic documents via Connecting-Africa
  • Covers Africana periodical literature on a specific country. Bibliographic records in AfricaBib
  • Offers access to full-text publications via the Internet portal ilissAfrica. ilissAfrica full-text publications
  • The World Bank Group Open Knowledge Repository, or OKR, is your source for development publications and research. Download more than 4000 research documents on Sub-Saharan Africa, including books and flagship reports on poverty, employment and economic growth. World Bank Group Open Knowledge Repository
  • JSTOR Open Content provides thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.JSTOR Open Content
  • The Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs. It provides a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics and politics.Africa Portal research library
  • The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books.OAPEN Open Access
  • Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles. Not all content found in Scholar is free. The link offered here is restricted to search terms in the title.Google Scholar

Libraries and archives

  • The British Library Endangered Archives Programme's aim is to contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. British Library Endangered Archives Programme
  • Online archive on diplomatic history, regional security issues, and nuclear history.Wilson Center Digital Archive
  • Books, maps, images, archived web pages and many other items in the Library of Congress collections, sorted by location.Library of Congress collection items
  • A digital resource capturing diverse Sierra Leonean collections online. Sierra Leone Heritage
  • The African Activist Archive Project is building an online archive of primary materials - documents, photographs, artifacts, and written and oral memories - of 50 years of activist organizing in the United States in solidarity with African struggles against colonialism, apartheid, and injustice. An African Online Digital Library (AODL) / Michigan State University (MSU) website.African Activist Archive
  • The International African Institute (IAI), hosted at SOAS University of London, aims to promote the scholarly study of Africa's history, societies and cultures. The institute realizes its aims primarily by means of scholarly publishing. The list of known repositories within the African continent has been compiled by the International African Institute as a service to African studies research and scholarship in line with our remit to promote the dissemination of knowledge from and on Africa. African Digital Research Repositories

Education

  • Wikipedia pages about education in African countries.Education in this country (Wiki)
  • Lists of universities and colleges in Africa on Wikipedia.African Universities (Wiki)
  • In collaboration with UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU) World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal is an online reference tool that provides authoritative and up-to-date information in 196 countries and territories on higher education systems and credentials, and some 19,400 higher education institutions (HEIs). IAU World Higher Education Database
  • UniRank is an international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13,600 officially recognized Universities and Colleges in 200 countries.African Universities on UniRank
  • The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.Webometrics Ranking of Universities
  • Scholaro Pro is an online education database providing information on education systems around the world.Scholaro Pro database
  • A specialized organization with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, UNESCO International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP) develops the capacities of education actors to plan and manage their systems through its programmes of training, technical assistance, policy research and knowledge sharing.UNESCO Intl. Institute of Education Planning
  • The website of the Association of African Universities.Association of African Universities
  • The Global Partnership for Education is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries. GPE is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries in order to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school and learning. GPE brings together developing countries, donors, international organizations, civil society, teacher organizations, the private sector and foundations.Global Partnership for Education
  • The International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA) is one of the leading global resource hubs on African higher education. Established in 2003, at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, before moving to the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in 2013, the Network is committed to the advancement of higher education in the continent. Intl. Network for Higher Education in Africa

Movies and images

  • Lists more than 1300 films/documentaries on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. African films at the ASCL
  • The website invites users to browse through a wide range of visual and cartographic sources as well as thousands of references to manuscripts and partially rare publications relating to settings in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe as well as several other regions of the World.Basel Mission Image Archive
  • IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (www.imdb.com) is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb 'movies by country' offers lists and other information about titles produced or co-produced by that country.International Movie Database
  • Documentaries and other video on Vimeo.Vimeo documentaries
  • The Library of Congress prints & photographs online catalog.Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
  • This UK National Archive collection of photographs spans over 100 years of African history, from the 1860s onwards. The photographs were taken from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office photographic collection (CO 1069). In many instances little is known about the people or contents of the photographs. Africa through a lens
  • The historical images (ca.1860-ca.1960) in the International Mission Photography Archive come from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections held at a number of centers in Britain, Europe, and North America. The photographs record missionary endeavors and reflect the missionaries’ experience of communities and environments abroad. International Mission Photography Archive
  • The RMCA (Belgium) has extremely varied collections that are of major scientific value. Most pieces were compiled before the independence of Congo, but the collections continue to grow thanks to scientific expeditions, purchases and donations. In the sections of natural sciences, each department manages its own collection. For the human sciences, the Collection Management coordinating department was established in 2006. Royal Museum for Central Africa
  • A project of the U.S. Library of Congress, with the support UNESO. It makes significant primary materials from all countries and cultures available on the Internet.The World Digital Library
  • The Vernon McKay Photographs collection (US Northwestern University - Herskovits Library of African Studies) contains images of African daily life date from the mid-20th century.Vernon McKay Photographs

Music

  • Discographic database of African and Caribbean music at Le MediaPort de l'INA (L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel). Afromix African music
  • Provides access to the Dutch-language website of the Stichting Centrale Discotheek (CDR). Muziekweb

News media

  • 'Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with in-depth news and analysis on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent.'Africa Confidential
  • Pan-African news site in French.Jeune Afrique
  • African Arguments is a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion.African Arguments
  • Al Jazeera English - News medium.Al Jazeera English
  • All Africa is an important provider of news from and about Africa. All Africa aggregates and distributes news from many African and international news sources and media.All Africa
  • Thomson Reuters is a leading news and information provider. Their philantropic arm is the Thomson Reuters Foundation (http://www.trust.org), providing humanitarian news.Reuters Africa
  • The Economist prodives world news, news on politics, economics, business & financeThe Economist
  • Noovell is a global news website which aggregates news stories on current affairs and politics from more than 5,000 news sources worldwide in English, French and Spanish. Noovell presents a mix of articles from both domestic and international news sources for all the countries and regions covered. Noovell global news

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