Friday, 6 January 2012

The week in review

Happy New Year to all our Prog Blog readers! We have an exciting year of blogging planned for you in 2012, and as always, your weekly update of highlights will be posted every Friday. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal

On growth in 2012
Growth in 2012 (The Economist 04.01.2012)
The Economist Intelligence Unit are forecasting that Libya’s economy will grow the fastest in 2012 as a result of national reconstructing following the fall Qaddafi’s regime. By contrast, Sudan’s economy will shrink the most in 2012 after losing three quarters of its oil reserves to South Sudan.
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On happiness
In the UK, 2.6 million people are unemployed, 1 million of them between the ages of 16 and 25; with the threat of the Eurozone collapsing the Huffington Post explores whether or not this dim economic outlook to the year ahead will effect people’s happiness.
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On the crisis in Europe
If the greatest economic achievement of the 20th century was constructing a national income statement then this Atlantic article calls for the 21-century’s greatest achievement to be the creation of national balance sheets.
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On  development
Rethinking the Growth Imperative (Project Syndicate 02.01.2012)
Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University, goes beyond the beyond GDP argument for more comprehensive indicators of human development and questions the modern growth theory’s emphasis on humans as fundamentally social creatures.
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On gender equality
Women set to make their mark in politics (IPS Gender Wire 04.01.2012)
The 2012 Kenyan presidential elections will open doors to political participation from women for the first time ever. A new constitution that took effect in August last year contains a provision that not more than two-thirds of the members of elective public bodies shall be of the same gender."
See more and contribute to the Wikigender article on gender equality in Kenya

In the Spotlight: 2011- The Year in Data

That's all from us this week, we hope you tune in the same time next week for another week in review. 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

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