The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991 by UNCTAD. It provides specialist reports on trends in foreign direct investment worldwide. This year’s specialist theme is adopted industrial development strategies. For further FDI data see the UNCTAD statistics website which has some free access to indicators.
Global Findex Database 2017: Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments and manage risk. It is published every 3 years by the World Bank based on multinational surveys of adults. Topics covered include: access to bank accounts, […]
The Asian Development Bank has just released its latest annual review which has a special focus on the impact of technology upon employment and jobs in the region. It also has projects for economic growth and household debt. There are predictions by sub-region
The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
OECD WTO Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset is now available. This attempts to address lack of emphasis in other trade databases (which focus primarily on merchandise) on bilateral trade in services between nations. It currently contains data for 191 countries for the 11 main service categories in the Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS) 2002 classification […]
The deadline for employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap has now passed. The regulations and enforcement procedures are on the Equality and Human Rights Commission There is also UK Government advice with examples of reports from the UK government website The Guardian reviewed the preliminary results as a symptom of deep prejudice. They […]
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]
This book from the World Bank tracks the wealth of 141 countries between 1995 and 2014. It moves beyond simple GDP to examine 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets and human capital (with breakdowns by gender and type of employment) which underlie the simple GDP production.