Friday, 4 November 2011

The week in review

Hello, glad you could join us for the Wikiprogress week in review - a handful of headlines that have caught our eyes over the last week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal

On progress
In an interview with Channel 4 News, Richard Layard, one of the founding members of Action for Happiness and key thinker in the progress movement, talks about why governments need to focus on increasing general well-being, not GDP.
See more and contribute to the article on comprehensive indicators

On the G20
The G20 make up 80% of the world’s GDP. The Guardian Data Blog has created a diagram of world financial power breaking down population, GDP per capita, unemployment rates and human development indicators for each of the G20 economies.
See more and help us update recent news items in the Wikiprogress Community Portal

On the global gender gap
The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2011 shows that the UAE has improved on gender equality performance significantly over the last year and continues to lead the Arab world on the Global Gender Gap Index. However the MENA region is lagging with just 59 per cent of the gender gap closed and the lowest average of all regional score.
See more and contribute to the Wikigender article on the global gender gap

On 7 billion and child well-being
Of Kissing, the less the better (OECD Insights 31.10.2011)
As the world’s population reached 7 billion on Monday, OECD blogger Patrick Love looks at what population growth means for child well-being, as many of the leading international reports show that there has never been a worse time to be a child.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on population growth

On the environment 
Sixty per cent of the Colombian Amazon is forested area with varying degrees of protection. Amazonas 2030 Index shows the role that the natural environment and indigenous communities play on economic, social and institutional dimensions of development.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Colombia

That’s all from us this week. We hope you tune in the same time next week. In the meantime, if anything interesting passes your desk that you would like to see in the next Wikiprogress week in review, please tweet it to us @Wikiprogress or post it on our Facebook page.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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