Socioeconomic Factors

Caribbean's high crime rate is hindering development, report says

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Frederika Whitehead
Caribbean's high crime rate is hindering development, report says
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UNDP reports says violent crime, police corruption and failings in justice system are having a detrimental effect on business and investment, and could be blocking development

High levels of violent crime in the Caribbean are hindering development, according to the latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report on the region, published last week.

The Caribbean is home to 8.5% of the global population and yet 27% of the world's murders take place in the region. ... Read more about Caribbean's high crime rate is hindering development, report says

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/the-world-population/

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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UN: Global Access to Drinking Water Grows, But Poorest Falling Behind

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Adam Daley
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The proportion of the world’s population with access to improved drinking water sources grew by 10 percent over a period roughly covering the past two decades, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday.

The study was released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The study found that between 1990 and 2008, the proportion of the world’s population with access to improved drinking water sources increased from 77 per cent to 87 percent. ... Read more about UN: Global Access to Drinking Water Grows, But Poorest Falling Behind

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European public debt at a glance

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CNN

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European public debt at a glance

(CNN) -- Fourteen out of 27 countries in the European Union had public debt exceeding 60% of their gross domestic product at the end of 2010, according to official statistics.

The report by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, showed that the ratio of government debt to GDP across all 27 member states increased from 74.4% in 2009 to 80.0% in 2010.

For the 17 euro zone countries, the debt is even higher, increasing from 79.3% in 2009 to 85.1% last year. ... Read more about European public debt at a glance

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Hans Rosling and the Future of the World

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Michael Kanellos
Hans Rosling and the Future of the World
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The world’s most important invention—the technological breakthrough that has fundamentally changed family life for the better nearly everywhere—isn’t particularly extravagant. In fact, you probably have one.

What is it? The car? The computer? The cell phone? Not quite. ... Read more about Hans Rosling and the Future of the World

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Green growth

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Schumpeter
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THE enrichment of previously poor countries is the most inspiring development of our time. It is also worrying. The environment is already under strain. What will happen when the global population rises from 7 billion today to 9.3 billion in 2050, as demographers expect, and a growing proportion of these people can afford goods that were once reserved for the elite? Can the planet support so much economic activity? ... Read more about Green growth

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Human Development Report Shows Great Gains, And Some Slides

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By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

UNITED NATIONS — The world has made significant progress in income, education and health over the past 40 years, but the gains have been uneven and in some places war and the ravages of AIDS shortened life spans, according to a ... Read more about Human Development Report Shows Great Gains, And Some Slides

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