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Where does the UK's aid money go?

Where does the UK's aid money go? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
At a time of UK spending cuts, how does the government decide where and how to allocate its overseas aid budget?
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The Best Countries to Be a Woman -- and the Worst

The Best Countries to Be a Woman -- and the Worst | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Hint: India is last among the G20 and the United States didn't crack the top five in the latest survey to reflect poorly on the situation of American women.

 

A poll of 370 gender experts yielded some interesting results that reflect the local cultural, economic, political and developmental geographies.  Beyond using the lists of best and worst countries (since the rankings are still based on rather subjective criteria), students can come up with their most important factors in evaluating gender equity and evaluate the countries based on their own evaluations. 


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Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations : NPR

Coca-Cola Returning To Myanmar; Now It Sells In All But 2 Nations : NPR | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
With the country also known as Burma taking steps toward democracy and respect for human rights, Coke is returning after a 60-year absence. What are the two nations where it still won't be doing business?
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The State of Women in the World

The State of Women in the World | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:09 AM

This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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China has power, ambition and wealth but no strategy says new study - 05 - 2012 - News archive - News - News and media - Home

China has power, ambition and wealth but no strategy says new study - 05 - 2012 - News archive - News - News and media - Home | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

As the world continues to experience the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, it is increasingly turning towards China. The outsourced ‘workshop of the world’ has become the world’s great hope for growth, and the source of the capital the West’s indebted economies so desperately need. Simultaneously, and in the United States in particular, commentators and policymakers have increasingly voiced concerns that the economic clout of a communist superpower might pose a threat to the liberal world order. These contradictory impulses – China as opportunity and China as threat – demonstrate one clear truth, exhibited in the Obama administration’s much-trailed ‘Asian pivot’: that China is important.

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