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Violence Against Women Around the World

via The Economist 

“More than one-third of all homicides of women are committed by a current or former partner. And nearly a third of women report having experienced violence at some point in their lives, either physical or sexual, at the hands of a partner.”


Source data from the WHO and The Lancet

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Which developing countries received the most remittances in 2012?

According to a new World Bank report, officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to reach $406 billion in 2012, a growth of 6.5% over the previous year.

The top recipients of migrant remittances in 2012 are India ($70 billion), China ($66 billion), the Philippines ($24 billion), Mexico ($24 billion), and Nigeria ($21 billion).

These flows are expected to rise 8% in 2013 and 10% in 2014 to reach $534 billion in 2015. The size of remittance flows to developing countries is now more than three times that of official development assistance.

Source: Migration and Development Brief 19

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Arctic sea-ice coverage shrinks to its lowest recorded level

Arctic Summer sea-ice extent

“ICE coverage in the Arctic has melted to a record low this summer. Data released by the National Snow and Ice Data Centre show that sea ice has shrunk to the smallest area recorded since satellite observation began in 1979” via The Economist 

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Seeing Between the Lines: Visualizing Global Poverty Trends


Over 20 years ago Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen with various collaborators along the way developed the now widely used methods, tools and indicators to monitor the population “living on less than $ a day”.  Earlier this year they released the latest update of the World Bank’s global poverty monitoring data along with a re-vamped version of PovcalNet: an interactive on-line computational poverty analysis tool.  We downloaded the table with regional poverty estimates and used PovcalNet to calculate the results for additional poverty lines.  We then combined all the data in the three-panel visualization embedded here.


Which countries have improved their adult literacy rates the most over time?

Which countries have improved their adult literacy rates the most over time?