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 […]
Useful mental health resources include: World Health Organization Mental Health Atlas; the latest (2017) edition provides data on 177 WHO members covering mental health policy, planning and services. It contains economic expenditure on mental health, measure of public mental health promotion campaigns and take-up rates in individual nations. Time to Change has resources to combat stigma […]
In London Fashion Week we consider how much fashion contributes to the economy. Here are some useful starting points: The British Fashion Council commissioned from Oxford Economics. some data which included – the figure that the fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 The Creative Industries website has some data from […]
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 […]