Friday, 17 February 2012

The week in review

The week in review 17.02.2012
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 Big Data
Digital signals and global pulse (UN Global Pulse 15.02.2012)
For the first time in history, Big Data allows us a real time understanding of a negative trend as it is happening and enables us to inform policies to help prevent harm before it’s too late.

On child well-being
New Report: A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling child malnutrition. What are the causes of malnutrition, the solutions, and the politics? This new report by Save the Children sets out six steps to tackle the crisis.
See more and contribute to Wikichild Child Well-being Portal

On Amartya Sen
Sen, the moral universalist  (The Hindu 15.02.2012)
Amartya Sen was awarded The United States National Medal of Arts and Humanities earlier this week. He is the first non-American to receive the rare award.  Of his many achievements, Prof. Sen has been recognised for his role in driving the movement of human development and well-being measures.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

On the cost of living
The cost of living across the globe  (The Economist 13.02.2012)
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the findings of the latest worldwide cost of living survey, identifying the world’s most expensive city to live in. And the winner is…. Zurich, followed closely by Tokyo and Oslo.
See more on progress by country on the interactive Wikiprogress world map

On progress
Why profit-led growth is a myth  (The Guardian 14.02.2012)
In an analysis of the recently released World of Work Report 2011: Making markets work for jobs  by the International Labour Organisation, Guardian blogger Jayati Ghosh demonstrates how profit-led economic strategy doesn’t work; she argues that the world needs is job-based growth.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on employment rates

On gender equality
Online discussion: Empowering Rural Women

We hope you will 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 

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