Saturday, 24 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 news items and blog posts from the progress community.

On progress
An index proposed by senior economist and government advisor Niu Wenyuan, commonly referred to as the ‘quality index’, measures the economy by size, sustainability, social equality and ecological impact. Eight years ago Nui tried but failed to introduce ‘Green GDP’; he has since returned with an index that is gaining an increasing amount of support.
See more and contribute to the article on progress in China

On development
Addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary General listed five generational opportunities world leaders have today to shape the world for tomorrow. The first and greatest issue to address is sustainable development, as it spans over issues of climate change, water scarcity, global health, women’s empowerment and more; “solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”
See more and contribute to the article on sustainable development

On data
A scoreboard released by the OECD shows how science, technology and industry trends compare by country. The report finds that US universities are leading in terms of research worldwide; of the top 50 institutions in the world for research (in all areas) 40 are located in the US.
See more and contribute to articles on OECD

One gender equality
Women Are Vital in the Participation Age (Huffington Post 16.09.2011)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an evidence-based case for the inclusion of women as a vital source of economic growth at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy. Women in developed economies over the past 10 years have added more to the global growth than China. A McKinsey study shows over the past 40 years women have gone from holding 37% of all jobs to 48%.
See more and contribute to the article on the Women’s Economic Opportunity Index

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you back here same time next week for another round-up of media highlights from the week that was.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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