Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2009

Publication Title

IASSIST Quarterly

Volume

33

Issue

4

First Page

25

Last Page

30

Keywords

data, reference, developing countries

Abstract

Finding quality microdata on developing countries can seem problematic as their national infrastructures may not support large-scale surveys. In fact a variety of organizations are collecting and distributing data, though the types of data and reasons for collection often differ from those in the most developed countries. Much of the data is collected by groups involved in, or interested in researching, the field of international development. This paper provides an introduction to the different groups involved with collecting data on developing countries and to the data they collect, including population, health and welfare surveys, program assessments, finance, and opinion data.

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This article was first published in IASSIST Quarterly.

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