Friday, 11 February 2011

Making headlines...

We are only mid way though the shortest month of the year and already the Wikiprogress Media Review is exploding with news articles and blog posts. We would like to share a few of the highlights with you. We have also included a new feature on Wikiprogress, the Number Crunch, which we hope will give you food for thought.

Governance and civic participation are hot topics at the moment, with protests continuing to rage in Egypt.

Number Crunch: In Egypt, GDP per capita has increased 33.7% over the last 5 years, while overall wellbeing has dropped, with Egypt falling 18 percentage points since 2005 on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Ladder Scale

In the UK, the decision to measure national wellbeing is still a buzz in the media, while Obama's announcement to measure 'real progress' in late January is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Number Crunch: In 2010 the UK ranked 21st in the world for GDP per capita (IMF), 74th on the Happy Planet Index and 26th on the Human Development Index

That's just a few snippets of what's been happening in the media. To stay up to date be sure to visit the Wikiprogress Community Portal which is updated daily. The Number Crunches can be found on the Wikiprogress homepage.

Until next time, yours in progress... Philippa

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