Friday, 11 May 2012

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.

Spotlight:  Canadian Index of Wellbeing Online Discussion
Have your say and be a part of the conversation shaping the future of measuring what matters. The discussion focuses on the next phase of the progress movement and seeks contribution from all interested individuals and organisations.
See more and have your say on the  Canadian Index of Wellbeing Online Discussion

Human Development Report release
Asia-Pacific Human Development Report (UNDP)
The Asia-Pacific Human Development Report “One Planet to Share: Sustaining human progress in a changing climate” is a reminder for us all that if climate change is managed in a coordinated way, it will unravel human progress now and in the days to come.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Human Development Index

On Rio+20
Linking the development and environmental agendas (ODI Report release)
A new ODI background note “Separated at birth, reunited in Rio? A roadmap to bring environment and development back together”  sets out to explain why reconciling the two agendas has been so difficult at a practical level, and suggests how Rio+20 could start to bridge the gaps between the two.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on sustainable development

On big data
How social media is being used by the UN to spot crises (UN Global Pulse)
In this video, Robert Kirkpatrick from the UN Global Pulse team explains how the social media revolution has opened up a significant amount of data that can be analysed to see signs of change and therefore enable us to respond to disaster quickly, rather after the fact.

On gender equality
The OECD Development Centre's 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) was launched yesterday in Washington. The SIGI is an innovative measure of underlying discrimination against women for over 100 countries. While other indices measure gender inequalities in outcomes such as education and employment, the SIGI focuses instead on the underlying drivers of these inequalities and reflects changes in laws or practices.
See more on methodology, country rankings by visting the new website and follow the discussion on Twitter using #SIGI2012

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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