June 28, 2013: the six Indices of Social Development have been updated! Civic Activism (5 indicators are updated), Clubs and Associations (7 indicators), Intergroup Cohesion (4 indicators), Interpersonal Safety and Trust (5 indicators), Gender Equality (8 indicators) and Inclusion of Minorities (4 indicators). The updated data are for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and can be found at the data access page of the website.
February 7, 2013: ISS ISD team is happy to announce the Prize for the Best Master Thesis 2013 Using ISS ISD Database! The winner will receive € 250 and the Master thesis will be published as an ISS ISD working paper! In the successful paper ISD database should have sufficient space, at least with one index used in the analysis. The deadline for submission is 30th of November 2013. Please, send your paper to us with note “Prize for the Best Master Thesis” as a subject. Only theses written in 2013 can take part in the competition. Good luck!
May 20, 2011: ISD is now on Twitter. Follow us to receive data updates and news.
May 12 and 13, 2011: Ellen Webbink attended the Open Data for Development Camp at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. This 2-day conference was a great success and thanks to comments of users and developers we will make ISD more user friendly.