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The data collection method was based upon that used for GaWC Data Set 11.
These data constitute the basis of part of the analysis in GaWC Research Bulletin No. 146 “Leading World Cities: Empirical Evaluations of Urban Nodes in Multiple Networks” and GaWC Research Bulletin No. 149 “New Political Geographies: Global Civil Society and Global Governance through World City Networks”.
Unlike other data sets of activity matrices, this one is not based upon a selection of network makers but includes the complete population of UN institutions. At the time of the data collection (2005) there were 78 institutions with presences in 404 places across the world. These were scored as follows:
The data consist of the following:
As per our data protocol, the following acknowledgement should accompany any public use of the data:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The data were produced by P.J. Taylor and C. Blake and constitute Data Set 23 of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/) publication of inter-city data.