The Global Gender Gap Index, first introduced in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2006, represents a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index offers national benchmarking on gender gaps for economic, political, education and health based criteria, providing country rankings that allow effective comparisons across regions and income groups, over time (World Economic Forum, 2009).
A recent edition of the America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being report, published each year since 1997 by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, presents updated results with regards to the well-being of children and families living in the USA.
The report covers several children and youth well-being domains such as: family and social environment, economic circumstances, healthcare, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Its purpose is to provide statistical information on children and families in an easy-to-use format in order to stimulate discussion among data providers, policy makers and members of the public (The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2010).
Knight Frank, a leading global property consultancy company, compiled official government statistics and central bank data from around the world, to generate a ranking based on the global house price index results in the first quarter of 2010.
Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health represents a statement based report of the U.S. national health objectives, designed to provide a framework for healthcare prevention regarding the most important health national threats.
Peter Drucker Society of Europe has launched the Continuity and Change – Balancing Innovation and Time-Tested Practices essay contest. The competition is open for participants under 35 and it “calls” for the young professionals with interest in anticipating the changes that are expected to shape our society in the years to come, as well as the opportunities that will emerge.