Friday, 2 March 2012

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 child well-being
UNICEF’s flagship report, the State of the World’s Children 2012, was released this week with a focus on children in the urban world.  See highlights (embed video)

Download the full report: State of the World’s Children 2012

On governance
Democracy correlated with economic growth?‎ (Economic Times 28.02.2012)
As 2012 prepares for numerous presidential elections around the globe, the Economic times asks: what role does democracy play in bringing growth and prosperity?
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Human Development Index

Gallup wellbeing results
The Gallup Healthyways Wellbeing Index has found that residents in Hawaii maintain the highest wellbeing score for the third year running; while residents in West Virginia have recorded the lowest wellbeing score of 62.3 only slight higher than 2010 score of 61.7.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on human well-being

On gender equality
The United Nations 56th session of the  Commission on the Status of Women  (CSW) is running from 27 February until 9 March 2012. This year’s priority theme is on the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.
See a round up of media coverage in the Wikigender spotlight on The 56th UN Commission on the Status of Women

On measuring progress
A summary report from the Asian Confrence on Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies held in December last year has been released. Downlod the report and read about key highlights from the conference.

Report released this week by the World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council has suggested a new development strategy for China to balance governance, market, private sector and society to 2030.
See more and download the full report and read the key findings in the Wikiprogres article on China 2030 Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society

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 .

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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