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 […]
Free access via the Archive-It service to material collected by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) There are over 4,000 materials from a range of different countries covering the events in Rio. The web archive has snapshots of sites taken at stages before and during the games. There is also a search feature. There are sections […]
Yes according to the most recent report from Plan International. They refer to a lack of gender data collected by governments which makes it difficult for policy makers and other organisations to attain development goals. For instance they quote that of the 14 indicators that will be used to measure Goal 5 of the Sustainable […]
Released in September by the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries. It reviews the progress made in development for 48 countries. It focuses specifically on the eight priority areas of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020. It maps the goals, targets and actions […]
The World Wide web Foundation has recently launched its first audit of the difficulties women face at getting online. It used 14 indicators and, focusing on 10 nations, shockingly found women were 50% less likely than men to be online, and 30-50% less likely to use the Internet for economic and political empowerment. The website […]
If you are attending music festivals over the summer take a look at the blog from this research project which is being funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. It is being led by Professor George McKay at the University of East Anglia. It is considering the cultural impact of festivals on local communities, impact of […]
Download the Digital index from Barclays to find out more. Based on a survey of 10,000 working adults in 10 countries, it enables a cross national comparison of skills levels and confidence. The six categories examined were: researching and evaluating information, communicating and collaborating, protecting data and devices, content creation and coding, solving problems and […]
IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide. You can investigate whether gender budgeting in over 60 nations has had an impact. Access the data and read associated research reports.