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 […]
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 […]
New for economic and economic historian researchers from the World Bank: a database of fiscal data which can be downloaded in Excel or Stat format. It is described in a working paper by Kose et al 2017 and examines government debt sustainability (or the ability to service a debt) in over 60 nations from 1990-2016. It […]
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, […]
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 […]
Celebrate gay pride – with the Gay t-shirt archive! Wearing gay history digitized t-shirt collections of numerous lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender archives across the United States. Only 4 in 10 people feel a suitably qualified transgender person should definitely be employed as a police officer or primary school teacher… according to the latest British […]