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 […]
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.
Launched in 2017 as a single point of access for statistics on global inequality data, this great site is managed by an international consortium of economists including Thomas Piketty. It emerged from the earlier World Top Incomes Database (WTID). Its website states its aims as providing Distributional National Accounts (DINA), that is, to provide annual estimates of […]