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NGO Statistics

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Carolina Escobar

on 11 January 2013

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Transcript of NGO Statistics

Statistics & Indices for NGOs the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of statistics data A data element that represents statistical data for a specified time, place, and other characteristics, and is corrected for at least one dimension (usually size) to allow for meaningful comparisons.
(e.g. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator) importance indicator NGO statistics statistical institutions Statistical device which summarizes a collection of data (usually related to the price or quantity of a 'basket' of goods and services) in a single base figure index Tool for NGO's understand stakeholder's needs
Tool for NGO's to find a market
Statistics add credibility to an NGO
Useful to find development aid
Assess impact of an NGO
Measure progress and success of NGO programs
Statistics are influential to change policies cons Data collection, interpretation and presentation is often very subjective and
Can be used to mislead
Time-consuming to arrange methods of data collection pros Standardized for easy analysis
Support qualitative data (e.g. surveys, interviews)
Highly regarded by decision-makers (e.g. donors, governments)
Contribute to a broader media coverage & raise of public interest in the area of development cooperation
Useful for benchmarking purposes United Nations Statistics Division (Economics, Demographic & Social, Environment & Energy, MDGs, Climate Change, Geospatial Information, Development of National Statistical Data)

OECD (GDP, FDI, Health, Unemployment, Income, Population, Labour, Education, Trade, Finance, Prices, Economic Outlook, Government Debt, Health Expenditure)

The World Bank (Agriculture & Rural Development, Health
Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Labor & Social, Economic Policy & External Debt, Poverty, Education, Energy & Mining, Financial Sector, Social Development, Urban Development)
http://data.worldbank.org/topic (relevant to NGO sector) http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/map/ Resources HDI Human Development Index 3 dimensions Mean years of schooling
Expected years of schooling Living
Standards Gross national income per capita Education Health Life expectancy at birth 4 indicators GII Gender Inequality Index 3 dimensions Parliamentary representation
Educational attainment (secondary level and above) Labour
Market Labour force participation Empowerment Reproductive
Health Maternal mortality
Adolescent fertility 5 indicators http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/gii/ http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/map/
http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2011_EN_Table1.pdf IHDI Inequality-Adjusted HDI http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/ihdi/ Like HDI but accounts for inequality

IHDI will be equal to the HDI when there is no inequality in the distribution of achievement across people in society

IHDI falls below HDI as inequality rises

The average loss in the HDI due to inequality is about 23 percent MPI Multidimensional Poverty Index 3 dimensions Years of schooling
Children enrolled Living
Standards Cooking fuel
Water Education Health Nutrition
Child mortality 10 indicators http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/mpi/ Electricity
Assets Living standard
Time use
Good governance
Ecological diversity & resilience
Pyschological well-being
Community vitality
Culture and diversity GNH Gross National Happiness HDI IHDI vs. http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/ 9 dimensions 33 indicators GDP Gross Domestic Product to describe a phenomenon
summary and presentation of data Descriptive Inferential to draw conclusions
making statements of predictions about the population based on statistical data Forests
Fossil fuels (oil, gas, etc)
Minerals (copper, gold, etc)
Agricultural land Natural Capital Human Capital Educational attainment
Unit price of human capital Rate of increase or decrease in net capital over time Manufactured Capital Health Rate of change in life expectancy over time GDP and HDI are insufficient since they don't include state of natural resources or ecological conditions
Inclusive Wealth considers long-term perspective on human well-being and sustainability
Based on nations productive base and their link to economic development Inclusive Wealth 4 dimensions 9 indicators
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