Friday, 10 June 2011

The week in review

It has been another busy week in the world of progress; see below our round up of highlights from the week that was. As always, you can find full media coverage of what’s happening in the world of progress by visiting the Wikiprogress Community Portal.

On progress
Maintaining progress amid turmoil (World Bank Blog 07.06.2011)
The World Bank released the Economic Global Prospects June 2011 report on Tuesday with a key message to developing countries- it is time to shift the focus from crisis fighting to sustaining growth. This World Bank blog gives an overview of the key findings of the report and looks at what impact this has on the world.

On gender equality
Shami Chakrabarti is the director of a civil rights pressure group called Liberty. This article profiles her work over the past decade and looks at the progress of her activism and what her hopes are for the future. 

On innovation and development
This interview with Aleem Walii of the World Bank gives insight into development indicators and the role that technology plays in developing and communicating these indicators. The article also looks to the future of the World Bank and the aspirations Mr. Walji has for the organization.

On child well-being
Almost two thirds of South African children live in poverty, with unemployment being one of the biggest obstacles to improving child well-being. This article gives detailed statistics on factors impacting child wellbeing and what progress has been made so far.
See more on child well-being

On happiness
The World's Happiest People (The Atlantic 06.06.2011)
Denmark ranks number 1 on a variety of quality of life indices, so it is no surprise that Danish people are ranked the world’s happiest. According to a Gallup poll, 72% of Danish people are ‘thriving’ compared to the global median of 21%.
See more on happiness

In the Spotlight on Wikiprogress this week – United Nations report declares Internet access a human right (link to full report and media coverage)

That’s all from us this week- we hope to see you back here this time next week for more highlights from the week that was.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght 

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