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Last updated December 2021

What are the issues people are most worried about? The December edition of Ipsos’ What Worries the World Survey of 28 countries finds that coronavirus, poverty and social inequality and unemployment are the top 3 global worries (average across all countries). After ranking behind poverty and social inequality in October and November, coronavirus is once again tops the list of global worries.

Published December 2021

According to the World Bank International Debt Statistics 2022 the combined debt of low- and middle-income countries to China was over US$170 bn in 2020, 3x more than in 2011. This makes China one of the largest creditors to low- and middle-income countries. Most of the debt relates to large-scale infrastructure projects and extractive industries, according to the report. Sub-Saharan Africa is the largest recipient region.

Published December 2021

Based on data from Cable.co.uk World Bank World Development Report 2021 highlights that mobile data is unaffordable in many low-income countries. The report shows there are large inequities in mobile data usage across country income groups, with lack of affordability a key driver behind low data consumption.

Published December 2021

The new "World Migration Report 2022" from the International Organization for Migration shows there was a total of 281 million international migrants worldwide in 2020, an increase of 128 million since 1990. The report also shows that international migration is increasing in all regions, with Europe and Asia experiencing the biggest growth since 2000. Check out full report and their excellent interactive presentation in the link.

Published December 2021

The OECD report "The Missing Entrepreneurs 2021" shows that there is a gender gap in entrepreneurship across all OECD countries. An average of 9% of women are involved in starting or running a new business, compared to 13% of men.

Published November 2021

"The State of Food and Agriculture 2021" published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations highlights the challenges of global food supply and the importance of building resilience to shocks. The report estimates that 42% of the global population, 3 billion people, are unable to afford a healthy diet. A further 1 billion are at risk of unaffordability if a shock reduces their income by one-third.

Published November 2021

A new report from the World Bank and KNOMAD shows that remittance costs averaged 6.4% globally inn Q2 of 2021, almost double the SDG target of 3%. The report also forecasts that total remittance flows to low and middle-income regions will reach US$589 bn in 2021, rebounding from the decline in 2020.

Published November 2021

A recent Ipsos survey of 23 000 adults in 29 countries shows that a global country average of 56% say that they, over the past few years, have made changes to the products and services they buy or use out of concern about climate change. India, Mexico and Chile are the three countries where most respondents said they had made changes.

Published November 2021

OECDs Health at a Glance 2021 shows that on average 18% of doctors and 6% of nurses working in OECD countries had obtained their first medical degree or nursing degree in another country. The share of foreign-trained doctors, as well as nurses in some countries, have risen over the past decade in line with increasing demand for health services.

Published November 2021

FAO Food Price Index for October 2021 shows that prices reached a 10-year high in October 2021. Since the pandemic, food commodity prices have increased strongly, driven by vegetable oils and cereals.

Published November 2021

Seven visualizations of some key findings in the OECD Migration Outlook 2021.

Published November 2021

Renewable energy jobs reached 12 million worldwide in 2020, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Projections in the report shows that renewable energy jobs could increase to 38 million in 2030 and 43 million in 2050 in IRENA’s 1.5°C Scenario, which is based on an energy transition pathway aligned with the 1.5°C climate ambition.

Worldwide distribution of renewable energy jobs in 2020:

  • China 4.7 million
  • EU 1.3 million
  • Brazil 1.2 million
  • US 0.8 million
  • India 0.7 million
  • Germany 0.3 million

Published October 2021

A recently published Eurobarometer survey on European citizens’ knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology shows that over half of EU27 respondents think wind energy, solar energy and vaccines will have a very positive effect on the way of life over the next 20 years. Other technologies are also viewed favorably, except nuclear energy for energy production.

Published October 2021

Climate change could force up to 216 million people to move within their country by 2050, according to The World Bank's new «Groundswell» report. More inclusive development and action cutting global greenhouse gas emissions can reduce internal climate migration by as much as 80%.

Published October 2021

ILOs newly released World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 says "social protection for women and men of working age provides insufficient protection against key risks". The report gives a global overview of social protection trends and coverage. It shows that less than half of women worldwide with newborns receive a cash maternity benefit, only 35% of the global labour force have access to employment injury protection and less than one fifth of unemployed persons receive unemployment benefits.

Published October 2021

UNICEF's Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI) shows that nearly one billion children (nearly half of the world’s children) live in one of the 33 countries classified as "extremely high risk" of impacts of climate change. The CCRI measures children's exposure and vulnerability to current climate change hazards. The index covers 57 variables measured across 163 countries.

Published October 2021

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