Wednesday January 07, 2015

Did you know that in the first half of 2014 5.5 million people worldwide were forced to flee from their homes, according to a new report by the UNCHR?

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(Source: United Nations Refugee Agency)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Jan 07, 2015  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday December 03, 2014

Did you know that Sweden is the OECD's highest per capita recipient of asylum seekers?

The latest International Migration Outlook report indicates that 556,000 people sought asylum with the OECD in 2013. The war in Syria is one of the main drivers of a 20% rise in those seeking asylum. While Germany receives almost a fifth of that number, on a per capita basis, Sweden takes the lead.

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(Source: The Guardian)

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Wednesday November 26, 2014

India is home to 1/3 of the world's poor, yet the country is poised to lift millions out of poverty in the coming years.

By focusing on 3 areas of engagement - inclusion, transformation, integration, the World Bank Country Partnership Strategy of India, for 2013-2017 strives to achieve country-level development outcomes, which include job training, education and water & sanitation, that are measured by result indicators, such as increased graduation rate, job placement and improved urban management systems.

By using Open WB India, the user can learn about the initiatives taking place in India to assist in these goals.

(Source: World Bank)

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