High Streets Recovery Tracker Launched by the Centre for Cities to provide economic data on the recovery from the lock-down of Britain’s largest cities and towns. It compares average footfall and enables cross-city comparisons. There are also worker number comparisons. The methodology is provided on the website.
The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
The First of June is designated by the United Nations as Global Parents day so here are some quick research links: Are parents becoming older? Yes in the UK according to the ONS. The average age of mothers and fathers increased for the 10th consecutive year in 2018. The standardised mean age of both mothers and fathers […]
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 […]
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 […]
The official website in China has an English language section which discusses the anniversary Official news coverage News coverage BBC Guardian newspaper CNN graphics Wall Street Journal Analysis World Bank data and reports on Chinese economic growth Brookings Institution RUSI China Council on Foreign Relations Carnegie Endowment Chatham House Human rights analysis Amnesty International Human Rights […]
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.