The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is an independent non-profit think tank based in Berlin. It has just launched the Academic Freedom Index in close cooperation with FAU University Erlangen-Nuremberg, V‑Dem and the Scholars at Risk Network. Its website has a methodology, case studies and data. There is a full report and a working paper which look […]
25 years since the Beijing conference, aid specifically for women and girls is rising, according to latest data from the OECD It analysed OECD and DAC data invested by bilateral donors through the Creditor reporting system, spotlighting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It found that in 2017-2018 DAC members targeted an average of USD 49.3 billion per […]
Update from IFS on the impact of college graduation on earnings in the UK. They make the point that while on average they are better off over a life time they “estimate that one in five students – or about 70,000 every year – would actually have been better off financially had they not gone […]
Here are some free statistics which show why the fight for gender equality is necessary: The Office for National Statistics records the current gender pay gap as 17.3% in 2019. This is declining but still high. Global Gender Gap report 2020 is published annually by the World Economic Forum since 1996. It benchmarks over 140 countries […]
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) has created a Wikipedia-type page of free resources for development workers and developing countries to read and implement high quality academic operational research theories and techniques. These comprise problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations. Resources currently offered are articles, software and courses.
Which jurisdictions have the most secret offshore tax havens? Find out in the latest annual ranking from the Tax Justice Network which covers transparency and accountability. According to this the Cayman Islands is the worst offender. Consult the website to find more reports and data on this and related topics. There is also a useful […]
Vogue has a history of the origins of London Fashion Week What is the value of fashion ? In 2018 British Fashion Council released some data about London Fashion Week including that there were 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed! For data on its impact see the Blooming Flower conversation […]
FTSE 100 CEOs only need to work until Monday 6 January 2020 in order to make the same amount of money that the typical full-time employee does in the entire year. Get the facts from the High Pay Centre website which also has a pay counter where you can compare your wages with that of […]
Latest Afrobarometer finding on opinion polls conducted in 34 African nations 2016-18. It also covers attitudes towards household decision making. Download the facts and methodology from the website. Assests include mobile phones, computers, bank accounts, transport and TVs.
See the FAO official website for details of this year’s theme on healthy diet. UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition They refer to children in the UK as being in a swamp of obesity. OECD has recently published a report The Heavy Burden of Obesity The Economics of Prevention Using microsimulation modelling, this […]