Friday, 8 June 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.

On well-being
The wealth of nations (The Economist 06.06.2012)
This week the Economist featured the OECD’s Beter Life Index; the BLI uses 24 variables across 11 sectors to create a measure of well-being for 34 of its member countries.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Better Life Index

A future we want
More than 2.6 billion people rely on the ocean's fish as their number one source of protein. Oceans are one of the critical issues on the agenda at the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

On inequality
The Price of Inequality (Project Syndicate 05.06.2012)
America has one of the highest levels of inequality amongst ‘advanced countries’- and the gap is still widening, according to Joseph Stiglitz. In the post GFC recovery of 2009 - 2010, the top 1% of U.S. income earners captured 93% of the income growth.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Occupy Movement

On gender and climate change
Women Fight Blows from Climate Change with Sewing Machines and Eggs (IPS)
Three years after the devastating hurricane Ida that left behind a death toll of 200 and caused US $239 million worth of damage, women in Verapaz, a small town in El Salvador, are delighted to receive sewing machines hoping they will boost economic productivity.
Have your say in the Wikigender online discussion on gender equality and climate change (last day!)

Number Crunch:
In 1991 only 73% of girls in developing countries finished primary school; by 2010 the completion rate stood at 86%.

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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