In this task you will compare the data and sources for theoretically identical indicators from different databanks. You will need your UK HE/FE Institutional username and password to complete this task.
Select one indicator, CO2 emissions for Chile, say, from the UN Common Database and the World Bank World Development Indicators.
To see the source for the World Bank data, use the skills you learnt in Activity 1 to open the World Bank World Development Indicators and locate the CO2 emissions series. Then click on the i-icon next to the series name to see the source information.
The source information for the UN Common database can be accessed from the dataset user guide. The documentation section has links to the UN's Series Notes page which provides a list of series presented in the UN Common Database. By drilling down into a selected series you can see the source information for each series, a list of the countries for which this data is available and definitions of the terms used within the series. You can also access the database through the Access Data button in the dataset user guide. Once open, click on Series list to see the list of indicators, then scroll down to Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (UNFCCC-UNDESA/Statistics Division) [code 28620] to see the carbon dioxide emissions data for Chile.
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