China has become the biggest donor of aid to Africa- read more about the background in this interesting article from the Conversation. The Economist has also recently launched the China Going Global Index . which you can download from its website after free registration. It ranks 59 major economies in terms of their attractiveness to […]
Is London the most socially mobile place in the UK? See the latest report from the Social Mobility Commission. This has a geographical mapping of places where social mobility is high or low according to 16 indicators. The BBC has a developed a tool for its website where you can view local authority rankings by […]
The United Nations have created a special board game (based on Snakes and Ladders) to teach children about 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Go-Goals!’ SDG board game needs to be printed but is easy to play and looks fun. Originally intended for those aged 8-10 it is a good example of a teaching tool. Dutch, […]
Which countries have the most millionaires? Find out in the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report which also has sections on household inequality and changes in income since the financial crash. For a focus on high worth individuals see the World Wealth Report from Capgemini. The Frank Knight wealth report has information on where rich […]
A useful website project created by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (Lisbon, Portugal) and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) which deals with the multi-dimensional nature of globalisation. Its aims as stated on the website include “to introduce students to the multi-dimensional and multi-level nature of globalisation. It presents data on a wide range […]
First created in 2015 to map and visualize complex changes associated with globalisation, these resources are now freely available to the public. Over 120 issues are covered. Read this introduction which explains how they are created and updated. Topics include artificial intelligence, climate change and a range of economic and social issues.
The State of the State report from the think tank Reform, and Deloitte which analyses the state of and opinions about the UK public sector. It is based on interviews with public sector leaders, citizen research, a business survey and analysis of government data.
Passport https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/databases/p/passportgmid has added analytics to its portfolio which allow you to do modelling in certain given situations. Notable tools include Economic Barometer (last 2 quarters of macroeconomic data for 80 countries and 32 indicators – heat-mapped) Macro Models (macroeconomic forecasts) and the Brexit Scenarios Tool. To find these and more access Passport and find the […]
Equal pay day 2017 is the 10th November. This is the date after which effectively pay becomes unequal with men earning more than women. See more about the campaign on the Fawcett society website The society has also published some interesting report on the gender pay gap by ethnicity. Test your knowledge on the Gender […]
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]