The Human Development Index (HDI) was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities.Read More »
Without pain, there's no need for power.
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.Read More »
Drone technology will give the agriculture industry a high-technology makeover, with planning and strategy based on real-time data gathering and processing. PwC estimates the market for drone-powered solutions in agriculture at $32.4 billion. Following are six ways aerial and ground-based agricultural drones will be used throughout the crop cycle.Read More »
I’ve just signed ONE.org’s petition asking world leaders to prioritise support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Will you join me? Since 2002, the Global Fund has saved more than 17 million lives. No one should die from a preventable and treatable disease, no matter where they live. The Global Fund to fight AIDS etc is on a path to save 22 million lives by 2016 and can do even more, but it won’t happen without the funding it needs next year. Read More »
As you read this, more than 1,000 girls and boys are on Save the Children* sponsorship waiting list. You have the ability to help brighten their futures by accepting this invitation to sponsor a child for just a minimum of $20 a month — that's only 67 cents per day to bring real, lasting change! Please, respond by August 15, 2015.Read More »