The United Nations has just released its annual report on volunteering. It has estimations on the extent of volunteering by nation and gender. It also has special reports on how volunteering aids community resilience. For information on the UK: The UK civil society Almanac 2017 has recent headline data on hours, type and value to […]
World Friendship day- why it is bad to be lonely? 30th July was designated International day of friendship by the United Nations. The original resolution seeks to promote understanding and bridges between communities however friendship is also important to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. Failure to address their needs impacts on the economic […]
The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991 by UNCTAD. It provides specialist reports on trends in foreign direct investment worldwide. This year’s specialist theme is adopted industrial development strategies. For further FDI data see the UNCTAD statistics website which has some free access to indicators.
Social media, smartphone and Internet usage is rising in ‘developing countries’ while developed countries’ usage plateaus according to the latest report from the Pew research group. It records that from 2013-2017 usage and access has been increasing more rapidly in developing nations than elsewhere. However its survey also shows considerable digital divides between areas of […]
Future of Business Survey is a source of information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey – a partnership between Facebook, OECD, and The World Bank – provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face […]
According to the latest report released this week by the Treasury Committee, there is. It revealed a “pyramid” model at financial firms, where the proportion of women to men dwindles as pay rates and seniority increase. Download the full report from the website.
This new visual atlas has just been released by the World Bank It has charts and articles based on the 17 SDGs taken from the World Development Indicators. Topics covered include poverty, gender equality, education, and climate justice.
The EU has launched a general information portal for the public. Privacy International EDRI, Bits of Freedom and others are launching an EU-wide awareness raising campaign about the GDPR, available in eight different languages which is designed to educate users.
Find out in this free online video library released by CNBC. The Warren Buffett Archive is an enormous online collection covering business, investing, money and lessons in life. The key contents are films from the Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meeting. These are held once a year in Omaha and comprise question and answer sessions with Buffett and his […]
According to the latest annual report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1 per cent in real terms from 2016. The full text can be downloaded from the website. This also provides free access to the SIPRI Military Expenditure […]