Data Portal India: The open data portal of India. The last I checked in 2013, it had very little information, and some of the data it linked to were not available in an ‘open format’. But it is in the Beta mode, and it is a start.

OpenSpending: The aim of is to track every government financial transaction across the world and present it in useful and engaging forms for everyone from a school-child to a data geek. The website has increasingly detailed datasets that provide us the ability to analyze at the macro level or drill down deep to spot contracts and purchases. Not surprisingly, the data is a lot richer for countries like the UK that have invested on releasing government information in great detail.

Internet World Stats – Usage and Population Statistics: A website providing up to date information on internet usage internationally along with data on population, etc. for insights on internet penetration internationally.

RTI Rating Methodology: New dataset being created on the right to information laws based on how strong the laws are.

DISE–District Information System for Education: The DISE dataset created by the worldbank is a major source of standardized information on schools in India.

Health Information of India: Health statistics for India.

Secondary education management information system at NEUPA: MIS on secondary education managed by NEUPA

School Report Cards: NUPA’s school monitoring system that has recent school level data for more than 1.2 million schools in India.