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.
Just for fun here are some interesting research related facts on Easter chocolate! This infographic from Statista has some basic facts on who celebrates Easter and what they do. 84% gave Easter eggs as gifts in 2018 in another survey they found that 31% of those who responded bought specific brands but 30% were annoyed at how […]
20 years of the National Minimum Wage – what has been the impact? On 1 April 1999 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced in the UK – a £3.60 wage for everyone aged 23 and over. According to a UK government report from the Low Pay Commission 30% of workers have benefited either directly or indirectly from the […]
Attitudes to Domestic Violence in Low and Middle Income Countries: a multi-level approach to primary prevention
This project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders Awards and led by the University of Bristol. The three main aims of this study were to examine the prevalence and distribution of women’s and men’s acceptance of Intimate Partner violence in 49 low- and middle-income countries to identify systemic […]