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These are some of the stories coming out of the Perspectives on Global Development 2012 report.

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Perspectives on Global Development: Stories Perspectives on Global Development: Stories Presentation Transcript

  • Stories
  • A cohesive society cares about the well-being of all citizens in an environment of trust while providing opportunities for people to thrive. Executive summary2
  • In the 2000s, 83 developing countries doubled their OECD per capita growth rates. Executive summary3
  • InTunisia and Thailand, in the late 2000s, income increased, social outcomes improved but life satisfaction declined. Executive summary4
  • In Costa Rica, in 2010, 80% of people were satisfied with their lives due, among others, to good education and good health services; in OECD countries, only 73% are satisfied. Chapter 15
  • The top 1% of people are getting richer in rich countries as well as in China, Argentina, India, Indonesia and South Africa. Chapter 46
  • Bad jobs, the lack of jobs, mistreatment of immigrants, women’s lack of opportunity and land grabbing all threaten social cohesion. Chapter 37
  • In the average developing country, 55 % of employment outside agriculture is informal. Chapter 38
  • The feminisation of agriculture goes along with the feminisation of b a d q u a l i t y jo b s. Chapter 39
  • minimum wage The introduction of a often has a positive effect for those with informal jobs in Latin America. Chapter 610
  • Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Luanda and Addis Ababa are expected to DOUBLE their populations in the next 15 years. Chapter 311
  • Today, 800 million people live in slums. Chapter 312
  • The global middle class in fast growing economies will triple from 1 billion today to over 3 billion in 2030 … and will demand better public services. Chapter 413
  • Discrimination against immigrants is a major factor that disrupts social cohesion. Chapter 314
  • When lives are at stake, even a slight rise in food prices or a slight shortage in food supply can cause riots. Chapter 315
  • Between 2000 and 2008, net primary education enrolment rose to 84% in sub- Saharan Africa… very few students are yet graduating from high school. Chapter 416
  • For strong societies to emerge, a woman must be able toget a job if she wants one, a loan to start her business, access to new technologiesto help her thrive and rights to property and inheritance. Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 200917
  • Taxes and Transfers Inequality Can reduce Executive Summary18
  • hard work will get you Societies in which people believe where you want to go (not luck or connections) are more likely to believe in paying taxes. Chapter 519
  • If there is ahigh level of mistrust in a society, citizens are more likely to condone tax evasion. Chapter 520
  • Good jobs are a key indicator of the well-being of a nation. Chapter 621
  • If people pay their taxes, this is a good indicator of a healthy society where governments trust citizens and citizens trust their neighbours and elected officials. Chapter 522
  • Harnessing citizens’ participation and feedback is essential if a country is to grow. This is another indicator for the well-being of a society. Chapter 723
  • football have proven to build a spirit of Sports like participation , decision making, inclusion, tolerance, sharing and respect among children and adults alike. Chapter 924
  • diversity in schools is key to enhancing the Fostering positive perception of others. Chapter 825
  • current public spending Governments must make and delivery of services more efficient for the short and long term. Chapter 926
  • trust be fostered? Will Are we including everyone? Does this lead to more opportunities for citizens? Leaders should take into account these questions while making decisions. Chapter 927
  • More and better data is needed and data should be available to the public. Chapter 928
  • Public policies work better in cohesive societies. Chapter 229
  • Follow the discussion LIVE on Twitter on 21 November 2011! OECD_Centre Wikiprogress #PGD2012 More information: www.oecd.org/dev/perspectives