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.
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. […]