Social Development - Insights, Inspiration, & Innovation

January 6, 2020

The world’s most iconic fast food chicken chain this week (Jan. 6) announced the release of a new vegan chicken sandwich across the some 900 locations it operates in the United Kingdom. 

 If it performs well, KFC may begin testing a sandwich in other markets, including...

December 31, 2019

Democracy may be receding somewhat in practice, but it is still globally ascendant in peoples’ values and aspirations.

Despite the Europe-wide nature of this trend, most explanations of the left’s problems focus on idiosyncratic region-specific factors. For example, man...

December 29, 2019

Insurers have warned that climate change could make coverage for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.

The knock-on effects from rising premiums could pose...

December 28, 2019

When you want to push back against hate online, you should assume that the person didn’t mean to be hurtful. Don’t criticize or blame them.

Even if you think that they are trying to be hurtful, it doesn’t help to get angry at them.

Talk about the message instead: why it’...

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Commonwealth Societies - Fast Facts

The Commonwealth is made up of 52 independent countries that work together to pursue common goals which promote development, democracy, and peace. Our combined population of 2.2 billion is almost a third of the global population.
 
  • Twenty-Seven Commonwealth countries have high or very high human development according to the inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Seven of the top 10 countries in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which measures rule of law, human rights, participation, human development and sustainable economic opportunity, are Commonwealth members.
  • Seven of the top 10 countries for gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa are Commonwealth countries, according to World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2015.
  • Five of the best performing 15 countries in the Youth Development Index are Commonwealth members.
  • Since 1991, 12 Commonwealth member countries have moved to multi-party democracy from military or one-party rule.
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