This post is actually a request for help. I'm in Sierra Leone, with crap bandwidth and a lot of statistical information I want to gather. I hardly know where to look. But I have noticed that the people who read this blog are cracker-jack smart, I'm hoping some of you might be able to point me to the best resources for:
- Finding out how much aid money comes into a country, from all donors (or as many as report/can be aggregated) in a given year. I'd like to do multi-year comparisons.
- Finding out what percentage of a country's employed adults are employed with INGOs or with implementing partners of INGOs (it would of course be awesome if there were data that said "employed in order to implement projects of INGOs" but I'm pretty sure that's the data equivalent of a prince on a white horse).
- Finding out how much of a country's financial need by sector is covered by aid (infrastructure, health, education...)
- Finding out what the actual market for skills and for goods (aspirational; one would be fine) of carpenters and tailors in developing economies. I'd prefer country-specific numbers, but I realize that's just going crazy.
Okay, friends. Make it rain. And thanks!