Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]
This book from the World Bank tracks the wealth of 141 countries between 1995 and 2014. It moves beyond simple GDP to examine 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets and human capital (with breakdowns by gender and type of employment) which underlie the simple GDP production.
Westland100.org.uk is a good resource for social and economic historians. In addition to the history of the factory, it features an extensive oral history archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil from 1915 to 2015. Articles and online sound files are provided. Topics covered include: trade unions and women workers.
New independent economic analysis commissioned by the Mayor of London. Looks at the impact on London and the rest of the UK of 5 possible Brexit scenarios.
Half-Time in the Brexit Negotiations: The Voters’ Scorecard” is the result of a public opinion survey in Scotland. What do they think of the stage of negotiations and the future at this point? 2200 people took part in the survey, carried out just after the election in July, and in October when negotiations were underway. […]
The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]
The Public-Private Partnership Monitor was launched at the end of 2017 by the Asian Development Bank. This new publication monitors developments in 9 nations of the ADB: Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It examines four main areas of interest: Regulatory Framework, Institutional Capacity […]
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 […]