Wednesday August 24, 2016


The Economist takes a look on the best and worst cities in the world with this map feature.

Deciding which cities in the world are the most liveable is difficult because it is just so subjective. Living in a megacity like Tokyo might be too much for some people, while the slower paced lifestyle of Cleveland may not be exciting enough for others.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) attempts instead to quantify the the most liveable cities, that is, which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

The Liveability Index, measured out of 100, considers 30 factors related to safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment to calculate scores for 140 cities.

(Source: The Economist)

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Tuesday August 23, 2016

Aid for trade 10 years on: keeping it effective is a 2015 document, published by the OECD.

Ten years after the 2005 WTO Ministerial Conference agreed on a mandate to operationalize aid for trade, this paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Initiative.

After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and most, importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

(Source: OECD)

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Views of the world (Benjamin Hennig) has produced these maps, explaining the Summer Olympics.

1. Rio 2016: participants and all-time

2. Rio 2016: medals vs. athletes

3. Olympic World(s), 1896-2012

4. Rio 2016: Olympic medal maps


(Source: Benjamin Hennig)

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