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Commonwealth launches first Youth Development Index

20 September 2013 | commonwealth, education, employment, global index, health, political participation, youth

The Commonwealth has launched the first index measuring the development and empowerment of young people in countries worldwide.   The Youth Development Index (YDI) offers an inter-country comparison...

Better Life Index l Australia ranked 'happiest' developed nation again

29 May 2013 | global index, happiness measures, health, housing, income status, oecd, safety

Australia has been ranked the world's happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.  Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the...

Uganda | Updates from CIPESA

21 March 2013 | africa, data collection, health, uganda

  Last year, we announced that we had funded a project to monitor service delivery in northern Uganda to be carried out by CIPESA in collaboration with the local journalism organisation, NUMEC. Since...

Togo | Amélioration de la santé de la population togolaise: Début ce mardi à Lomé des premiers échanges nationaux sur la santé

06 December 2012 | africa, assessment, health, togo

  Les premiers échanges nationaux sur la santé au Togo, rencontre de trois jours visant à trouver des solutions pour l'amélioration de la santé de la population togolaise par la promotion et la...

International: The lottery of life l Where to be born 2013

26 November 2012 | country-raking, cross-country, health, indicators, safety

Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, has said that anything good that happened to him could be traced back to the fact that he was born in the right country, the United...

Blogpost l New data resources on poverty, gender, jobs, health and more: a quick guide

07 November 2012 | database, employment, equality, financial, gender equality, health, indicators, nutrition , poverty, statistics, world bank

You’ll find a large amount of data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative: for time-series alone, there are some 8,000 indicators for around 200 countries. And we’re often asked: “...

Launch l Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012

07 November 2012 | asia pacific, education, employment, governance, health, nhdr, social indicators, sri lanka

Recently the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012 in the presence of Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister for Monetary Co-operation...

Data Gaps Hampering Efforts to Empower Women | Audit Profession News & Events

20 July 2012 | data, education, employment, gender, health, world bank

How many women in African countries use fertilizer to help grow their vegetables? It’s an important question in agriculture-dominant Africa, where many women are farmers—and where the targeting of...

Access-to-information in Health Care Service Delivery in Papua New Guinea

24 April 2012 | a2i, asia pacific, health, nat initiative, png

Global Integrity, in close collaboration with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC) in Papua New Guinea (PNG...

Canada: Equity in Decision-Making and Service Delivery

19 March 2012 | blogpost, evidence-based, health, legislation, nat initiative, policy

Wellesley and the Equity MAgIC project have been actively working on pushing the equity agenda forward. Our goal is to ensure equity is consistently part of decision-making and service delivery –...

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