Wikiprogress Africa

This blog is written and maintained by the Wikiprogress Africa Network. This network, hosted by the OECD, aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on measuring progress and well-being in an African context.

Ce blog est administré et mis à jour par le réseau Wikiprogress Africa. Ce réseau, hébergé par l'OCDE, est une plateforme axée sur le partage de connaissances dans le domaine de la mesure du progrès et du bien-être des sociétés africaines.

vendredi 28 juin 2013

Week in Review

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s review of progress initiatives and studies. This week, we have:
  •      The Africa Gathering meeting happened on June 21st in London. Some of the objectives of the meeting were to showcase the rise of African women in the technology sector in Africa, and to discuss some of the challenges still present around funding and investment for women in technology. A summary of the conference is available here.
  •     The launch of OECD’s Perspectives on Global Development: Industrial Policies in a Changing World, the third publication of OECD’s series on Global Development examines the opportunities and challenges for developing countries by the new geography of innovation and production. This blog post by Annelise Prigent, reviews the main points of the study.
  •       Supporting Global Progress, UNDP's 2012-2013 annual report showcases the results of its diverse programs around the world. Among the progress highlighted in this report, there's Ethiopia, which has seen a steady progress in the agricultural sector, where the support for small farmers was improved through the creation of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange, the first of its type in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2012, trading volumes on the exchange rose by 23 percent over the previous year, and earnings grew by 31 percent
  •       Reaching Out-of-School Children by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics. Latest data show that there were still 57 million children out of school in 2011, a drop of only 2 million from the previous year. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than one-half of all out-of-school children worldwide and has the highest out-of-school rate of all regions; almost more than one in five primary school-age children have either never attended school or left before completing the last grade of primary education.    

We hope to see you next week for more progress-themed articles. Stay tuned by following us on Twitter (@wp_africa) and on Facebook (here).

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