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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
World Autism awareness week The United Nations has also designated 2nd April World Autism Day. Read the original resolution and get facts from the website. What is the cost of Autism? According to work at the LSE The cost of autism in the UK is £32 billion per year in treatment, lost earnings, care and support for children […]
…according to the latest EIU intelligence report? In 2019 it was shared by Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. the least expensive city is Caracas, Venezuela. The methodology uses 400 individual prices across 160 categories. Free registration is required to access the full text. Annual reports from 2015 are also available from the website for comparison.
The Center for Global Development has developed an index which measures the commitment of the world’s richest nations to aiding the poorest. It is calculated taking into account size and economic weight to measure countries according to their potential to help. It covers a number of criteria including aid, migration, technology transfer, trade and security. […]
Just released from the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the latest edition of this index with an online data bank. It covers 105 nations and measures overlapping deprivations at the household level across the living standards, health and education. It shows the incidence of poor people […]
An economic modelling tool designed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for understanding the effects of climate change on the economy. Users can simulate trajectories of climate change and their relationship to the economy building visualisations of impact on world maps. For instance suggest a carbon price to prevent high temperature anomaly and to […]