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A Resurgent East Asia
Navigating a Changing World
East Asia's success over the past half century has been built on a combination of policies that fostered outward-oriented labor-intensive growth while building basic human capital and providing sound economic governance. This model of “growth with equity” has delivered rapid and sustained growth that has lifted the region's developing countries into middle-income status while moving hundreds of millions out of...
An Unfair Start
Inequality in Children's Education in Rich Countries
This report focuses on educational inequalities in 41 of the world's richest countries, all of which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and/or the European Union (EU). Using the most recent data available, it examines inequalities across childhood - from access to preschool to expectations of post-secondary education - and explores in depth the relationships between...
Compendium of Social Statistics - Issue No. 13
Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, is the latest in a series of biennial compendia of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It presents a broad description of Arab society, focusing on population dynamics, household composition and family formation, housing conditions, health, education, labour, poverty and inequality, and culture and...
Assessing Environmental Impacts
A Global Review of Legislation
This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SEA arrangements and in relation to the different steps of the EIA/SEA processes. These steps include: (1) Screening; (2)...
Between Insecurity and Hope
Reflections on Youth Work with Young Refugees
by Maria Pisani, Tanya Basarab, Barbara Giovanna Bello, and Sofia Laine
Youth work can offer a space for young refugees to express themselves and participate in society. This Youth Knowledge book presents theoretical references and reflections on the experiences of young refugees and the way they reconcile personal hope with the tensions within their host societies. It also explores learning from practices and their theoretical underpinnings concerning the role of youth work in a...
Beyond the Gap
How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need While Protecting the Planet
by Julie Rozenberg and Marianne Fay, editors
This report aims to shift the investment needs debate away from a simple focus on spending more towards spending better on the right objectives using relevant metrics. It does so by offering a careful and systematic approach to estimating the funding needs (capital and operations and maintenance) to close the service gap in water and sanitation, transportation, electricity, irrigation, and flood protection. By...
Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery
Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it...
Improving the Lives of People with Dementia
Across the OECD, nearly 19 million people are living with dementia. Millions of family members and friends provide care and support to loved ones with dementia throughout their lives. Globally, dementia costs over USD 1 trillion per year and represents one of the leading causes of disability for elderly adults. These numbers will continue to rise as populations age. Until a cure or disease-modifying treatment for...
Committing to Effective Whistleblower Protection
Whistleblower protection is essential for safeguarding the public interest, for promoting a culture of accountability and integrity in both public and private institutions, and for encouraging the reporting of misconduct, fraud and corruption wherever it occurs. While many countries are increasingly developing legal frameworks to protect whistleblowers, more can be done to mainstream integrity and promote open...
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