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. […]
Announced recently by IFS, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton. It aims to examine opportunity as well as wealth and social mobility. Also released this week on the topic of social mobility and education: A NEON report showing white working class students have less access to top UK universities. Get the full […]
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 […]
Last week comments from Sir Philip Alston UN Envoy on Poverty about inequality in the UK were widely reported. The Guardian summarised the main points But what are the facts? Read the actual press release from United Nations Office for Human Rights Office for National Statistics reports on families below average income. General information on personal income, debt and household […]
Which countries do the most to help reduce poverty? The second annual index from Oxfam. The index is based on a new database of indicators, covering 157 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labour rights – three areas found to be critical to reducing the gap. The full methodology and an […]
This week the newspapers reported that life expectancy is falling or stalled in the UK for the first time since records began, but what are the facts on this? Here are some useful starting points: the statistics are taken from the National Life Tables 2015-2017. The website has details on the methodology. However life expectancy […]
12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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This new visual atlas has just been released by the World Bank It has charts and articles based on the 17 SDGs taken from the World Development Indicators. Topics covered include poverty, gender equality, education, and climate justice.
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.
…according to the latest annual report from the Resolution Foundation. It analyses prospects for real spending, household incomes and inequalities over the next five years in the UK using official ONS data. For more information on the methodology and to download the full text go to the website. For data on changes in living standards […]