The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
…according to the latest annual report from the Resolution Foundation. It analyses prospects for real spending, household incomes and inequalities over the next five years in the UK using official ONS data. For more information on the methodology and to download the full text go to the website. For data on changes in living standards […]
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.
Launched in 2017 as a single point of access for statistics on global inequality data, this great site is managed by an international consortium of economists including Thomas Piketty. It emerged from the earlier World Top Incomes Database (WTID). Its website states its aims as providing Distributional National Accounts (DINA), that is, to provide annual estimates of […]
Which countries have the most millionaires? Find out in the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report which also has sections on household inequality and changes in income since the financial crash. For a focus on high worth individuals see the World Wealth Report from Capgemini. The Frank Knight wealth report has information on where rich […]
Costa Rica launched the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index developed by the Positive Horizon Association with the technical support of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Business MPI (IPMe in Spanish) is an adaptation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for the business sector, which measures the living conditions of employees and their families […]
The latest annual Good Childhood report from the Children’s Society measures children’s subject well-being and happiness. It has their opinions on social media, friends, family, education and health. It is possible to get breakdowns by gender. Details of the methodology used is provided on the website. Trends in time from the first index in 2005 […]
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.