Perspectives on Global Development: Stories


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  • vendredi 18 novembre 2011
  • Perspectives on Global Development: Stories

    1. Stories
    2. 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
    3. In the 2000s, 83 developing countries doubled their OECD per capita growth rates. Executive summary3
    4. InTunisia and Thailand, in the late 2000s, income increased, social outcomes improved but life satisfaction declined. Executive summary4
    5. 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
    6. The top 1% of people are getting richer in rich countries as well as in China, Argentina, India, Indonesia and South Africa. Chapter 46
    7. Bad jobs, the lack of jobs, mistreatment of immigrants, women’s lack of opportunity and land grabbing all threaten social cohesion. Chapter 37
    8. In the average developing country, 55 % of employment outside agriculture is informal. Chapter 38
    9. 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
    10. minimum wage The introduction of a often has a positive effect for those with informal jobs in Latin America. Chapter 610
    11. Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Luanda and Addis Ababa are expected to DOUBLE their populations in the next 15 years. Chapter 311
    12. Today, 800 million people live in slums. Chapter 312
    13. 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
    14. Discrimination against immigrants is a major factor that disrupts social cohesion. Chapter 314
    15. When lives are at stake, even a slight rise in food prices or a slight shortage in food supply can cause riots. Chapter 315
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Taxes and Transfers Inequality Can reduce Executive Summary18
    19. 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
    20. If there is ahigh level of mistrust in a society, citizens are more likely to condone tax evasion. Chapter 520
    21. Good jobs are a key indicator of the well-being of a nation. Chapter 621
    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. 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
    25. diversity in schools is key to enhancing the Fostering positive perception of others. Chapter 825
    26. current public spending Governments must make and delivery of services more efficient for the short and long term. Chapter 926
    27. 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
    28. More and better data is needed and data should be available to the public. Chapter 928
    29. Public policies work better in cohesive societies. Chapter 229
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