Welcome to this week’s roundup of progress initiatives, articles and reports.
- Measuring Country Intangibles: RobecoSAM’s Country Sustainability Ranking by the RobecoSAM Group assesses the sustainability (their ability to "safeguard the needs of its future generations») of 59 countries- 21 developed and 38 emerging- by focusing on three dimensions: the environment, the society and the governance. This report’s results found Sweden (8.25/10) to be the most sustainable country, with it scoring well on all three dimensions while at the other end, was Nigeria (2.51/10). At the 36th place, South Africa is the most sustainable country in the African continent with a score of 5.22.
- Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda by the UN Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Agenda provides an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the MDG indicators and outlines data innovations in new critical areas such as inequalities, governance, sustainability and population. It states that subjective indicators of well-being can cover the limits of the objective data on development in the domains of political processes, corruption, equitable social services and health and work satisfaction.
- Innovation Africa Twitterati. In concordance with the upcoming launch of the Africa 2063 strategy and the role of social media in shaping what will be relevant in this panafrican strategy, the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will regularly recognize 63 leaders to follow on Twitter.
- Shaping Our Collective Futures by The African Women’s Development and Communication Network calls for contributions related to the state of women in the context of the upcoming review of the the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+20) that was implemented 20 years before. Will we see more progress in gender equality or do we risk going backwards? And what needs to be done to safeguard this progress? The seventh and special edition of the African Women's Journal will seek to address such issues and aspires to make the voices of those most hidden by inequalities (those living with disabilities, pastoralist communities, slum dwellers, rural, indigenous, religious or ethnic minorities) heard.
- Wikigender, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC), Wikiprogress and Wikichild would like to hear your views on the linkages between the social norms that discriminate against women and migration processes in from September 2nd to September 15th in their online discussion themed: The impact of social norms on female migration. We are looking forwad to reading your views. Follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #migration join it anytime through this link: http://bit.ly/16TdlNJ.We recommend viewing this video series of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women for an insightful view of this phenomenon:
We hope you enjoyed this review. Stay tuned the same time next week for another roundup of the week that was.
Yours in progress,