Digital Planet is an interdisciplinary research initiative of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. It has just released the Digital Evolution Index which evaluates of digital development in 60 countries according to 170 indicators across 4 key themes Supply Conditions, Demand Conditions, Institutional Environment, and Innovation and Change. Download the ranking, […]
Surveys, big data, and experiments: how can we best learn about LGBTI development outcomes? Interesting new Research policy working paper from the World Bank which highlights the problems in collecting data about what works in development programmes for LGBT communities in developing countries. It provides some guidance on how development outcomes data could be collected
…according to the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) released recently. It will be the first of a series of annual reports which will monitor progress. Chapters include how access to information can […]
New From Oxfam and Development Finance Index, a measure of how committed governments actually are to reducing inequality. The CRI covers 152 nations worldwide, measuring government action on social spending, tax and labour rights. The site provides free access to the full-text report and an interactive map of the measures.
Free access to a great new portal from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the International Growth Centre and the Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries programme which aims to publish and discuss key policy issues relating to all aspects of international development. It is hoping to include news, research and analysis from academics, policy […]
The latest annual report from the International Trade Union Federation ranks on the worse countries to work in in terms of trade union and labour protection. Topics covered include the right to strike, engage in collective bargaining and civil rights such as the right of free assembly. Also released recently by the ILO World Employment and […]
Not Beauty! A series of reports on business attractiveness produced by EY – which countries attract foreign investment. The latest reports on Europe examine the impact of Brexit on the ranking of Britain. Methodology provided. They have also produced an index on investment for renewable energy which ranks nations for potential Foreign Direct Investment. Also similar […]
Just released by the World Bank a visual mapping of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development goals which include: ending poverty, good health, access to education, sustainable cities. Each section highlights progress and challenges.
Two major annual reports released recently. African Human Development report 2016 focuses upon women’s empowerment. The Arab Human Development report focuses upon Youth. Keep up to date with recent publications by checking the magnificent ELDIS website .
This major report published by the International Telecommunications Union captures the level of ICT developments in 175 economies worldwide and compares progress since the year 2014. It includes ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare […]