Friday, 24 June 2011

The week in review

It has been an incredibly busy week in the world of progress and we are pleased to share some highlights with you from the week that was. Be sure to see the Wikiprogress Community Portal for all the recent media coverage on the progress movement.

On progress
The Beijing Normal University released a report detailing the overall development of people's livelihood in China during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010). Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin topped the well-being charts.
See more on China

On data
This is a video of Aleem Walji speaking about the World Bank’s commitment to open data and the impact open data is having on the world. The presentation was part of the Guardian’s 2011 Activate conference.
See more on Activate

On gender equality
70% of the 1.6 billion people on the planet who don’t have access to electricity are women and girls. Solar Sisters presents a bottom-up solution to bring a new kind of clean energy in Africa with an Avon-style women-driven business model.
See more on Solar Sisters

On child well-being
Child Poverty Insights (UNICEF Global Study Blog 21.06.2011)
The June edition of Child Poverty Insights asks the question: why do so many poor children miss out on essential immunizations? According to the World Health Organisation 27 million children do not receive essential vaccinations.
See more on child well-being

On happiness
A GOOD week (20 – 26th of June)
A Good Week is a global celebration of all the good people, communities and businesses are doing around the world. The week is led by the London based social innovation agency A Very Good Company and has a number of powerful partners involved in promoting the Good Week.
See more on happiness

In the Spotlight

That’s all from us this week. We hope to see you back here this time next week for another round of highlights from the week that was.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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