Tag Archives: Poverty

Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century

The World Bank has just published the report “Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century”. Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this book shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity …
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Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank has just published “Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean”. According to the report, countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made major progress in reducing poverty and inequality, but frequent natural and man-made shocks threaten to drive many people back into poverty unless efforts …
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El camino hacia el empleo juvenil. Qué puede hacer la empresa

The vulnerability of young people today is directly related to unemployment. The Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion Rate (AROPE) among the young unemployed is almost 60%. A new report by Spain’s Business Against Poverty Observatory, in which IESE participates, addresses the challenges and threats posed by youth unemployment, especially among the disadvantaged, and discusses …
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Shock Waves

The World Bank has just published the report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.” The study shows that climate change is an acute threat to poorer people across the world, with the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty over the next fifteen years.  And the poorest …
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ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index

Frankfurt has finished top of ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index, followed by London and Copenhagen. Madrid in 9th position, the only Spanish city to make the top 50 list. European cities lead the way on sustainability, taking seven of the top ten places in the index. On the other hand, North American cities show room for improvement, failing to appear in the top ten …
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The European Crisis and its Human Cost

Caritas Europe has just published the report, “The European Crisis and its Human Cost: A Call for Fair Alternatives and Solutions.” The study analyzes the impact of the crisis and austerity on local communities, with a special focus on Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The study shows that the number of poor …
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A Million Voices: The World We Want

The United Nations has just released a major report showing what people around the world see as priorities for the future global development agenda once the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) passes in 2015. The report, “A million voices: The world we want”, is the result of an unprecedented process of …
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OECD Income Distribution and Poverty Data

The OECD has just updated its Income Distribution Database. According to new OECD data, income inequality increased by more in the first three years of the crisis to the end of 2010 than it had in the previous twelve years, before factoring in the effect of taxes and transfers on income. The analysis says that …
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2013 Human Development Report

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2013, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.” The report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The study identifies more than 40 countries in …
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has launched “The Millennium Development Goals Report.” Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says the report. The MDG Report says that, for the first time since poverty trends began to be monitored, both the number of people …
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