Banking on Change has released a report which examines the barriers to financial inclusion in developing countries. The study, entitled ‘Breaking Barriers to Financial Inclusion’, also describes the potential boost to the global economy that large-scale financial inclusion represents.
Guide to Human Rights for SMEs | The European Commission has published an introductory guide to human rights for SMEs.
World Bank released a report that looks at how individual choices that led to five risky behaviors –smoking, using illicit drugs, alcohol abuse, unhealthy diets, and risky sex— are formed. The report, ‘Risking your Health: Causes, Consequences and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors’, uses empirical evidence to examine what works and what doesn’t.
Oxford Economics in cooperation with AARP produced a report that combines available data with new economic modeling to show the growing Longevity Economy’s contribution to the workforce and unprecedented consumer power. ‘The Longevity Economy – Generating economic growth and new opportunities for business’ sums all economic activity serving the needs of Americans over 50 and including both the products and services they purchase directly and the further economic activity this spending…
Media Alliance released its annual report into press freedom in Australia. The report ‘Power, Protection & Principles: The State of Press Freedom in Australia 2013′ calls for laws to protect whistle-blowers who turn to the media to expose corruption and wrongdoing and criticises comments made by public servants about their reluctance to process freedom of information applications, among others.
The “Green Jobs for Women and Youth: What Can Local Governments Do?” report highlights examples of policies and programmes initiated by local governments to advocate green jobs for women and youth, for the purpose of inspiring policies that address economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in a synergetic manner.
The “Towards Sustainable Development for All in Africa: Japan and UNDP At Work On Rising Continent” report illustrates examples of successful programmes designed to accelerate sustainable development in Africa.