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.
‘Social mobility policies have made little Impact’ according to the latest Social Mobility Commission report which assesses 20 years of government policy. It includes sections on early years, school age children, young people and the entry into the work force.
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.
This week the latest annual meeting of the World Economic Forum took place at Davos. News and information is available on the official website To mark the occasion Oxfam released its 99% of wealth report with up to date figures. 8 billionnaires have as much wealth as 50% of the world’s population. Look on the […]
Released this week, the Casey Review into opportunity and integration. This independent review was commissioned in July 2015 and conducted by Dame Louise Casey. In her summary she states that she wanted to consider the nature and extent of social deprivation and division in society and how it could give rise to intolerance and hate. Large […]
Get the latest data in the 2016 Global Wealth Report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute. It ranks nations by wealth and examines gaps in household wealth between rich and poor in individual nations. It identifies Russia as the world’s most unequal country, with 74.5% of the nation’s wealth controlled by 1% of the people. For […]
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 […]
According to the latest report from Plan UK five indicators were used to rank the 346 local/unitary authorities in England and Wales. They included child poverty, education, life expectancy and teenage pregnancy. The final results revealed Sandwell and Salford to be the worst places. Download the full report to get the results and consult the methodology. […]
Interesting report this week from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which examines the cost to UK public services budgets of citizens suffering poverty. This includes welfare benefits and costs to the NHS. Its figure is a shocking £69 billion with ‘about £1 in every £5 spent on public services’ going to help those living in poverty. […]
This is the fifth edition of an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study, commissioned by DuPont, which covers issues of affordability, availability and quality of food across 113 countries using 28 unique indicators. Free registration required On this topic try also annual FAO state of World food insecurity report and hunger map World Food Programme food […]