http://www.ted.com In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline app...A good overview of how the world is going in terms of the Millenium Development Goals...
For the first time in generations, more investment than foreign aid is pouring into Africa. But is that growth enough to change its future?
This is the first article in six-part series designed to investigate the changing economic and developmental possibilities that are facing the African continent. As more foreign investors are exploring potential windfalls in Africa, it is making places that were on the margins of a global economy more directly tied to the process of globalization.
Working out how to help the world's poorest depends on where they live...
This article is a wonderful analysis of the spatial location of poverty - does where a person live mean they are more likely to live in poverty? Basically, your analysis answers in the practical but in much more detail.
This is the truly global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world. We've seen videos and resources that ask the question, "if there were only 100 people in the world, what would it look like?" This takes that idea of making demographic statistics more meaningful one step further by asking student in schools for around the world to nominate some "representative people" and share their stories. The site houses videos, galleries from each continent and analyze themes that all societies must deal with. This site that looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understanding is a great find.
Since 1992 income/person in Ethiopia doubled and child mortality dropped to almost half. Now almost 13 years behind Ghana. Another good example that shows the relationship between GDP and infant mortality.
In a bid to reconcile strict gender-segregation laws with a desire to increase employment opportunities for women, Saudi Arabia is planning to construct a new industrial "city" exclusively for female workers, Russian news agency RT reports.
Reading this article really made me think... Is this a step backwards for women in Saudi Arabia, or will it mean that women are able to grasp opportunities they cannot currently even consider?
After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years.
A great resource on population. Watch the videos, look at the map and consider the implications for development.
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This site should be the go to for all Year 12 students when you begin to research your 'Feeding the World's People' research task. It is a portal to articles, blog posts and videos on various topics, one being food.
Women Spend 40 Billion Hours Collecting Water - As the weeklong international conference on water concluded Friday, it was left to one of the keynote...
What does this mean for the development of a country? How can women receive an education if they are travelling to find clean, safe water for their families? An interesting article and some important points to consider.