Friday, 9 September 2011

The week in review

Welcome to the Wikiprogress week in review- a round-up of media highlights from the busy and eventful week that was. Be sure to see the Wikiprogress Community Portal for all new articles and blog posts from the progress community.

On progress
Economic growth isn’t ‘development’ (Inquirer 03.09.2011)
The inadequacies of economic growth representing development are highlighted in this article by looking at the decline in GDP growth in the second quarter compared to the rise in well-being and development in the Philippines. The article is broken down into 5 key points used to examine the argument.

On development
Development without freedom? (Guardian Poverty Matters Blog 06.09.2011)
This Guardian blog looks at the dangers of prioritising development over freedom and rights cautioning that it will postpone inevitable conflict. The post examines the development of both Uganda and Rwanda in analysing this conundrum.
See more on civic engagement

On employment
Across the world the rise in unemployment and the lack of access to affordable education has become an increasing concern. This article looks at the widespread uprising around the world and the role that unemployment plays in causing them.
See more on access to education and work

On gender equality
Tunisia is the first country in the region to withdraw reservations towards the CEDAW treaty- marking a significant step toward gender equality. Human Rights Watch has encouraged the government to ensure domestic laws conform to international standards in an attempt to end all forms of discrimination against women.
See more on CEDAW

On child well-being
Findings of a study conducted by Save the Children show the increasing cost of childcare is pushing the poorest out of work. The UK based survey revealed that a quarter of parents in Wales are in debt because of childcare costs.
See more on child well-being 

On data
Ghana to Upgrade Delivery of Statistical Services (Ghana Web 02.09.2011)
The Government of Ghana has received US$40 million from the World Bank in order to support the implementation of a new statistical service for the country. The Ghana Statistics Development Plan (GSDP) aims to strengthen the National Statistical System in producing and disseminating robust statistics to better evidence based policy.
See more on Ghana and please help us update this article  

That’s all from us this week. We hope to see you tune in the same time next week for another round up of highlights.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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