Report

Women and mobile: a global opportunity - a study on the mobile phone gender gap in low and middle-income countries

Executive summary Mobile phone ownership in low and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man. This figure increases to 23% if she lives in in Africa, 24%...
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Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes (British settlements)

In 1837 a British Parliamentary Select Committee published a report on the situation of Aboriginal peoples across its colonies around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, South America and Africa. A second version of this report was subsequently produced in the...
Guide

Public policy observatories in the Americas: A guide for their design and implementation in our public administrations

Public policy observatories are an initiative that some public administrations in the US and Europe have implemented to manage knowledge. The use of observatories enables public administrators to have greater information to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their public policies. This publication aims to foster...
Commentary

China to move production capacity offshore

As a new key plank in its economic statecraft, China has determined that it will shift much of its labour-intensive industry offshore to relieve saturated domestic markets, allow the manufacturers to avail themselves of cheaper labour in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, bring the...
Article

The year that governments struck back: seven things you need to know about privacy in 2014

Going into 2014, there were high hopes for advancing privacy protections and to finally have the debate around surveillance we've been clamoring for. In 2013, the right to privacy was “the right whose time has come”. Privacy was even Dictionary.com's word of the year. Europe...
Discussion paper

Black and green revisited

In the latest issues paper from AIATSIS Research Publications, David Ritter explores the contemporary intersection of Indigenous and environmental interests, both internationally and in the Australian context. As CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Ritter is uniquely placed to examine Greenpeace’s successful alliances with indigenous peoples...
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The climate change performance index 2012

Key findings This year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) shows some interesting and worrying results. As in the years before, we still cannot reward any country with the rankings 1-3, as no country is doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change. Sweden is back at...
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The climate change performance index 2011

Post Copenhagen - where do we stand? Last year’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen failed to produce an international binding agreement to lower global CO2 emissions. It is unclear what the two summits in Mexico (Cancún) and South Africa will deliver. Generally, the index shows a...
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The climate change performance index 2009

Nobody on the winners' desk The Climate Change Performance Index 2009 shows: Policy must get in gear for the two degrees limit. Be they located top or bottom, the Climate Change Performance Index 2009, presented by Germanwatch and CAN-Europe, shows that not a single country...
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The climate change performance index 2015

Key developments: on the way to Paris, what has changed since Copenhagen? This year, the Climate Change Performance Index shows a new “record” in global energy related CO2 emissions. Similar records have been reported almost every year since the Index was started ten years ago...