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Jamie Drummond: Let's crowd-source the world's goals

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...

 

 

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Africa Next

Africa Next | People and Development | Scoop.it
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. 

 

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Rich's comment, September 24, 2012 11:12 AM
So why is it that only one village has been recieving funding and jobs while the other is being left in the dust (almost literally) with barely any water? It is no wonder why the village that is getting left behind is resistant to the change, they have recieved nothing in return compared to the others who are recieving funding aswell as jobs. This company is endangering the lives of those people, they are poor enough as it is without their food/water sources.
Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 27, 2012 6:01 AM
Africa is a rich country with so many problems. If you consider the fact how rich is Africa when it comes to their natural resources, then you will realize that there is a deeper problem. The investments that are pouring into Africa, hopefully will solve a lot of problems. God save Africa!
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India Leads World in Deaths of Children Under Five

India Leads World in Deaths of Children Under Five | People and Development | Scoop.it
Child health improving slower in India than the rest of the world, United Nations study shows.
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Free exchange: The geography of poverty

Free exchange: The geography of poverty | People and Development | Scoop.it
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.  

 

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100 People: A World Portrait

100 People: A World Portrait | People and Development | Scoop.it

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.

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Gapminder World

Gapminder World | People and Development | Scoop.it

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. 

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Saudia Arabia To Build Women-Only City

Saudia Arabia To Build Women-Only City | People and Development | Scoop.it
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?  

 

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How 150 million people went missing in India

How 150 million people went missing in India | People and Development | Scoop.it
Media coverage of the blackouts paid little attention to the millions of Indians who were not on the grid to begin with.

Providing infrastructure in a country of one billion is a huge task, as the blackout shows. However, there appears to be a lack of power infrastructure in the first place.  

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Beyond 7 Billion - latimes.com

Beyond 7 Billion - latimes.com | People and Development | Scoop.it
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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Homepage - youTrust.org

Homepage - youTrust.org | People and Development | Scoop.it
YouTrust is for people who want to make a difference. You curate the content. You be the editor. You ignite debate.

 

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.  

 

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Most Populous Countries in 2100

Most Populous Countries in 2100 | People and Development | Scoop.it
A listing of the twenty most populous countries in the year 2100, based on United Nations population projections for 2100. This list is from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

 

Bet you can guess the countries ranked first and second. Though the rest were somewhat of a suprise.  

 

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Literacy in the World | Visual.ly

Literacy in the World | Visual.ly | People and Development | Scoop.it
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for poverty eradication, gender equality, maternal health, child mortality reduction...

 

A great infographic on world literacy.  

 

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IPS – Women Spend 40 Billion Hours Collecting Water | Inter Press Service

IPS – Women Spend 40 Billion Hours Collecting Water | Inter Press Service | People and Development | Scoop.it
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.  

 

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The First 12 Seconds Of This Video Should END The Anti-Birth-Control Argument

The First 12 Seconds Of This Video Should END The Anti-Birth-Control Argument | People and Development | Scoop.it
Hey ladies, want to be in control of your own future?

A good video that looks at the impact that family planning has on the development of a country. A nice animation too. 

 

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Gapminder World

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Ethiopia's fertility rate has dropped from 7 in 1992 to 4.2 births/woman = to Ghana. Half way to a two child family. What impact will this have on Ethiopia's future? 

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Baby monitor

Baby monitor | People and Development | Scoop.it
THE Free Exchange in this week’s print edition looks at an unfamiliar aspect of inequality: inequality in poor countries. There is plenty of debate about...

This article looks at the relatioship between and children per women, and in particular the inequality that is created in these countries. 

 

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Knoema: Age at first marriage

Age at First Marriage plays a significant role in children per woman and in turn, population growth...

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World's Biggest Power Blackout in Human History Hits India

The second day of India's power grid failures were worse than the first. Nearly 1900 miles of India went dark, an area that is home to nearly half of India's...

 

Is this the impact of overpopulation? Overconsumption? Or a lack of spending on infrastructure for the world's second largest country?  

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