USAID has developed a new tool which aims to increase aid transparency in relation to US historical foreign aid. The Foreign Aid Explorer reports comprehensive, aggregate historical (1946-2000) and disaggregated (2001-present) obligation and disbursement data on more than 20 U.S. Government agencies implementing foreign assistance. It is possible to construct easy visual reports.
Find out by downloading a new research study published by staff from Cardiff University this week. It is based on a survey of over 2200 staff from Russell Group universities and found that women were often in lower positions due to a combination of factors – having children, being a woman in general and doing […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
According to the County Councils Network Independent review of local government spending need and funding,an independent analysis of councils’ financial sustainability up to 2025 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Councils in England could face a funding black hole of over £50bn over the next six years. Read the full report on methodology and regional breakdowns to get […]
IFS launch the Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century Deaton Review This review will involve experts from a range of disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics aiming to build a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of modern inequality. One factor why it is necessary is this staggering quote- The share […]
Created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research using datasets from the ILO, IOM, Walk Free Foundation, SmartLab, UK Government, Delta 8.7 and the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, this site has visual maps which show the prevalence of modern slavery worldwide and efforts to eliminate it. There are also individual data dashboards. Questions […]
A new website launched the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The project intends to give support to countries of the South, so they can share best practice and knowledge. The site is new but aims to have a South-South Global Thinkers section- a place where the global coalition of think tank networks for South-South cooperation […]
A collection from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates and National Archives UK which has text and images on the political, social and cultural history of the region. It includes some online exhibitions. One is on the discovery of oil. While many materials are offered in Arabic it does have UK government materials […]
United Nations Development Programme has just devised the first indicators on how to measure LGBTI inclusion. This is part of the process of measuring the delivery of 2030 development objectives. It provides provides a set of 51 indicators in the areas of health, education, civil and political participation, economic empowerment, security and violence.
Launched in March by the Overseas development index, this index ranks bilateral Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors by the extent to which they give aid to countries that need it most, support global cooperation and adopt a public-spirited focus on development impact rather than short tern return for their domestic economy. The website has interesting explanations and infographics.