Now, here's a mash-up that got me really excited. Mapecos provides information on the environmental performance of more than 20,000 industrial facilities across the US. Interestingly, government data on toxic pollution for each facility are displayed side by side with the data provided by the facilities' managers themselves.
From the FT:
Surveying 13 non-oil-producing African countries, including South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Senegal, the [International Energy Agency] found that the increase in the cost of oil bought by the countries since 2004 was equivalent to 3 per cent of combined GDP.
This was more than the sum of debt relief and aid received over the past three years by the countries, which have a combined population of 270m, of whom 104m live on less than $1 a day.
The relationship between poverty and infant mortality is well known. But does it also hold for adults?
See also their earlier study on how the very poor spend their money.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from developing countries, and preparing a doctoral thesis in a subject related to development.
Last month, China announced it would increase by 2012 investment in Pakistan from $1 billion to $15 billion and hoped to triple the trade volume between the two countries to $15billion by that date.
It takes over $700 to open a checking account in Cameroon - more than the country's per capita GDP. In 10 percent of countries surveyed in a World Bank report, a person must have an equivalent of at least 50 percent of per capita GDP to open an account.
Less than 2 percent of Indonesians are insured. 120 million, nearly half of the population, survive on less than $2 per day.
A short, promotional video shows how some poor Indonesians are warming up to the idea of insurance priced at $0.40.