Find out in the latest edition of the Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving report released recently. It is based on over 12,000 interviews of citizens and looks at who gives, the types of charities, methods of giving and why. It also includes data on volunteering trends and purchase of ethical products. The website has a publications library where you […]
4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty in the UK. Shocking findings this week from the the 2019 annual review of the The Social Metrics Commission an independent Commission formed to develop a new approach to poverty measurement based on actual family […]
Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
The UK Data Service provides access to the International Energy Agency (IEA) databases to UK Further and Higher Education institutions. They are funded by the ESRC, and pay for the IEA licence costs centrally, so there is no cost to institutions. These are high quality datasets, which would be expensive for individual institutions to purchase […]
The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has recently digitised back runs of the Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) published between 1952 to 1993. The report has been issued by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) since 1952. Each issue includes discussion of social and economic progress with reference to statistical indicators and is therefore […]
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 […]