The idea behind Dollar Street is powerful as it makes inequality "real". Anna Rosling Rönnlund, who is involved in the project explains the concept and background to Dollar Street. This is a useful and quick tutorial to use the tool, and get some insights. https://www.ted.com/talks/anna_rosling_ronnlund_see_how_the_rest_of_the_world_lives_organized_by_income?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
Inequality is often something "out there". Gapminder has created an important way to back inequality be more real for everyone. Visit the site. The origin and purpose of the project and details are noted below. About Dollar Street Imagine the world as a street ordered by income. Everyone lives somewhere on the street. The … Continue reading Dollar Street – Imagine the world as a street ordered by income.
An interesting Tweet by Marcel Fratzscher (Professor for Macroeconomics at Humboldt University) got me thinking about the relationship between effort and luck, and entrepreneurship and inter-generational mobility. He references European countries, but is an issue in developing countries. https://twitter.com/MFratzscher/status/942460950224998401 The comments in response to the Tweet are interesting as well. Hat Tip: Found … Continue reading Private wealth has been inherited in Germany, UK, Switzerland, France
A new report on development progress in South Africa has been released. This one is titled Overcoming Poverty and Inequality in South Africa: An Assessment of Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities. It is prepared by the World Bank, and it is a useful report. It confirms what we already know, and reports arising from the National Income … Continue reading South Africa Remains Unequal and Unlikely to Meet 2030 Development Goals
The website https://sdg-tracker.org/ provides excellent summaries and visualisations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). From the website: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. Here we present data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database tracking progress towards these goals around … Continue reading Website Tracks Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The World Inequality Lab has released the World Inequality Report 2018. What is the World Inequality Lab? The World Inequality Lab aims to promote research on global inequality dynamics. Its core mission is to maintain and expand the World Wealth and Income Database. It also produces inequality reports and working papers addressing substantive and methodological … Continue reading World Inequality Report 2018
From the World Bank: The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicators (WDI) family of products that offer high-quality, cross-country … Continue reading World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals