Key global development and media publications released in 2012

Photo: Flickr/Frerieke.[UPDATED January 22, 2013]

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Food security alerts, updates and briefings

RefWorld Refugee updates from the UNHCR, OCHA and others

UN FAO FAO Food Price Index (forthcoming: February 7, 2013). Currently 209 (December 2012 Index), the Index is high by historical standards but below the (real and nominal) peak of 238 in February 2011.

World Health Organization (WHO) World Malaria Report 2012 (press release New report signals slowdown in the fight against malaria December 17, 2012)

War on Want Food Sovereignty - Reclaiming the global food system (press release: DFID and agribusiness in Africa: a toxic mix December 6, 2012)

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 (press material December 5, 2012)

PRI's The World Cancer's New Battleground - the Developing World December 3, 2012)

Oil Change International New Analysis:Fossil fuel subsidies five times greater than climate finance (press release December 3, 2012)

The World Bank Food Price Watch (press release: World Bank Warns Against Complacency Amid High Food Prices and Hunger November 29, 2012)

The Access to Medicine Foundation Access to Mecidine Index 2012 (media kit November 28, 2012)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Information Economy Report 2012 (press release: UNCTAD sees expanding opportunity for developing countries to engage in local software development November 27, 2012)

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The eight unmet promises of fast-start climate finance (press release November 26, 2012)

Oxfam The climate ‘fiscal cliff’- An evaluation of Fast Start Finance and lessons for the future (press release: Climate ‘fiscal cliff’ looms for developing countries if leaders come to Doha with no new money November 25 2012)

UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report 2012 (press release: UNAIDS reports a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries as countries approach the 1000 day deadline to achieve global AIDS targets November 20, 2012)

World Bank Turn Down the Heat:a 4C Warmer World Must Be Avoided (press release November 18, 2012)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population 2012 (press release November 14, 2012)

International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook 2012 (press release November 12, 2012)

Freedonia Group World Housing to 2016 (press release: World housing demand to exceed 60 million new housing units in 2016 October 22, 2012)

International Crisis Group Troubled North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (press release October 19, 2012)

World Health Organisation Global tuberculosis report 2012 (press release: 20 million lives saved through TB care and control October 17, 2012)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) World Disasters Report 2012 (press release: Over 72 million forcibly displaced globally October 16, 2012)

UNESCO Education for All (EFA) 2012 Global Monitoring Report (press release: Twenty percent of young people in developing countries fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work October 16, 2012)

Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (press releases October 15, 2012)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, Concern Worldwide 2012 Global Hunger Index (press release Hunger in Times of Land, Water, and Energy Pressures October 11, 2012)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Measuring the Information Society 2012 (press Release October 11, 2012)

Human Security Research Group, Simon Fraser University Human Security Report 2012: Sexual Violence, Education, and War: Beyond the Mainstream Narrative (press release Greatest Source of Wartime Sexual Violence Ignored: New Report; press kit October 10, 2012)

Tony Bebbington Social Movements and Poverty (ESRC press release: Social movements can change the developing world October 10, 2012)

Anthony Shorrocks, Jim Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas, Credit Suisse Research Institute Global Wealth Report 2012 (press release Credit Suisse: Global household wealth falls 5.2% to USD 223 trillion, with Eurozone crisis as backdrop October 10, 2012)

UN FAO The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (press release October 9, 2012; note on changed methodology for measuring hunger)

One Campaign ONE Campaign Overseas Aid Poll (press release: 6 out of 10 UK adults agree with increased overseas aid budget October 9, 2012)

World Bank Africa's Pulse (press release: Despite global slowdown, African economies growing strongly October 4, 2012; Guardian story: Africa's mineral wealth hardly denting poverty levels October 5, 2012)

World Bank Africa's Pulse Report (press release Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly - New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth an Opportunity for Inclusive Development October 4 2012)

EU EuropeAid The EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises [fr] (factsheet October 3, 2012; story: EU announces new more cost effective and efficient policy to prevent crises from happening)

Huma Yusuf, United States Institute of Peace Conflict Dynamics in Karachi (October 2012)

Dóchas Dóchas Budget 2013 Submission (September 27, 2012)

Dóchas Dóchas Survey on Public Support for Aid Sept 2012 - MRBI: Public support for overseas aid is up (September 24, 2012)

The World Bank World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development (press release: Gender Equality: the Right and Smart Thing to Do - World Bank Report September 18, 2011)

The World Bank 2013 Global Financial Development Report:Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance (press release September 13, 2012)

Irish Aid Irish Aid Annual Report 2011: Accountable to People, Accounting for Aid (press release September 7, 2012)

World Economic Forum The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 (press release September 5, 2012)

UNESCO eAtlas of Teachers - interactive global map of education statistics

S Page, B Harvey, and T Lewin New Roles for Communication in Development? (IDS Bulletin September 2012)

Millennium development goals: tackling child mortality – interactive (Guardian August 28, 2012)

SCImago Research Group SIR World Report 2012 - ranks worldwide research institutions (August 2012)

UN FAO Secretariat contribution to defining the objectives and possible decisions of the World Summit on Food Security (press release: “FAO Calls for eradication of hunger by 2025 and for more investment in agriculture” July 31, 2012)

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom International Religious Freedom Annual Report 2012 (press release July 30, 2012)

Comhlámh, WEED and AITEC Southern Alternatives to EU Trade Policy (July 2012)

CONCORD EU Delegation Watch (press release July 25, 2012)

Brookings Global Economy and Development Program Development, Aid and Governance Indicators (DAGI) (July 24, 2012)

Development Initiatives Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report 2012 (press release July 19, 2012)

Heloisa Marone, Oxfam Measuring Economic Progress and Well-Being - How to move beyond GDP? (July 19, 2012)

UNAIDS Together we will end AIDS (press release July 18, 2012)

Save the Children The Child Development Index 2012: Progress, challenges and inequality (press release: “More hungry children now than at any point this decade” July 18, 2012)

Oxfam The Food Transformation - Harnessing Consumer Power to Create a Fair Food Future (press release : “Mothers want to help fix our broken food system” July 18, 2012)

WTO World Trade Report 2012 - Trade and public policies: A closer look at non-tariff measures in the 21st century (press release July 16, 2012)

Deutsche Welle In Numbers: Education Around the World - military and education expenditures compared (2012)

Economist Intelligence Unit Global Food Security Index (Story: “Eat better? Let women do the work...” Economist July 11, 2012)

Sophie Chalk, International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) Kony 2012: success or failure? (July 11, 2012)

Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Nicola Jones Charting the future - Empowering girls to prevent early pregnancy (Overseas Development Institute/Save the Children July 11, 2012)

Hami Kharas and Andrew Rogerson, ODI Horizon 2025 - creative destruction in the aid industry (press release: “Are aid agencies facing an existential threat?” July 10, 2012)

Global Commission on HIV and the Law HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health (press release: “Independent high-level commission finds that an epidemic of bad laws and human rights abuses is stifling the global AIDS response” July 9, 2012; TrustLaw article)

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012 (press release 9 July 2012)

UNCTAD World Investment Report 2012 (press releases July 5, 2012)

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) World Economic and Social Survey: In Search of New Development Finance 2012 (press release July 5, 2012)

UN Millennium Development Goal Report 2012 and 2012 MDG Progress Chart (press release July 2, 2012; see also Dochas press release)

UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (press release Africa: Poverty on decline, progress in basic education, reveals a new report on the MDGs July 2, 2012)

Gerald A. Meehl, et al. Relative outcomes of climate change mitigation related to global temperature versus sea-level rise (Nature Climate Change July 1, 2012)

Shani Orgad and Corinne Vella Who Cares? Challenges and Opportunities in Reporting Distant Suffering (main document) and front matter (Polis June 27, 2012)

OECD International Migration Outlook 2012 (press release June 27, 2012)

Group of Experts report to the Security Council Committee concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo Interim report of the Group of Experts and Addendum to the Interim report (June 21 and 27, 2012; AlertNet article)

UNODC World Drug Report 2012 (press release June 26, 2012)

CONCORD AidWatch Report 2012: Aid We Can - more investment in global development (press release June 25, 2012)

One 2012 DATA Report (press release: “Hidden harm of austerity: Aid flows drop as economic crisis hits Europe’s promise to Africa” June 25, 2012)

Brian Keeley From Aid to Development - The Global Fight against Poverty (OECD June 25, 2012)

Isabella Massa, Jodie Keane and Jane Kennan The euro zone crisis and developing countries (Overseas Development Institute, press release June 21, 2012)

Nicolas Pelham Is Libya Cracking Up? (The New York Review of Books June 21, 2012)

US State Dept 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report and Fact Sheets (release and special briefing June 19, 2012)

African Development Bank Jobs, Justice and the Arab Spring - Inclusive Growth in North Africa (press release June 19, 2012)

Foreign Policy, Fund For Peace Failed States Index 2012 (foreignpolicy.com) or Failed States Index 2012 (fundforpeace.org) (Story: Postcards From Hell, 2012; press release June 18, 2012)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The State of the World's Forests 2012 (press release June 18, 2012)

OECD African Central Government Debt 2012 - Statistical Yearbook 2003-2010 (June 18, 2012)

The White House New U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa (press release June 14, 2012)

UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2012 (press release June 13, 2012)

Reuters TrustLaw G20 Women - A global poll of experts ranks the world’s major economies in terms of how good they are for women (PDF; June 13, 2012)

OECD Compact City Policies - A Comparative Assessment (OECD Green Growth Studies press release: “Compact cities: the way of the future” June 13, 2012)

UN Development Policy and Analysis Division (DESA) World Economic Situation and Prospects mid - 2012 Update (press release June 7, 2012)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) (press release June 6, 2012)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The African Development Bank (AfDB) Africa Ecological Footprint Report - Green Infrastructure for Africa’s Ecological Security (press release June 1, 2012; 2nd press release June 21, 2012)

Reuters Thomson Reuters Global Research Report: Neglected Tropical Diseases (June 2012)

UN World Statistics Pocketbook 2011 (PDF June 2012)

Robert D. Blackwill (Ed.) Iran: The Nuclear Challenge (CFR June 2012)

Global Polio Eradication Initiative Independent Monitoring Board reports (Latest - June 2012; AlertNet article)

Ashley Jackson Talking to the other side - Humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors (ODI Humanitarian Policy Group Policy Briefs 47, June 2012)

Sian Herbert Reassessing aid to middle-income countries: the implications of the European Commissions’ policy of differentiation for developing countries (ODI June 2012)

Rebecca Simson Following the money: Examining the evidence on “pro-poor” budgeting (ODI June 2012)

Paola Lucci Post-2015 MDGs - What role for business? (ODI June 2012)

Irish Aid Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid (in process); NGO and opposition party Submissions to the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid (Dochas, to May 31, 2012); World and Media Response to the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid (April 2012)

African Development Bank, OECD Development Centre, UNDP, UN Economic Commission for Africa African Economic Outlook 2012 - Promoting Youth Employment (press release May 28, 2012)

Amnesty International The State of the World's Human Rights 2012 (press pack May 23 2012)

Thomas Bollyky Reinventing the World Health Organization (CFR May 23, 2012)

Dóchas, IDEA C-Cubed (Creatively Communicating Complex Ideas About Development) Conference Report (May 22, 2012)

UK Department for International Development (DFID) New Human Development Resource Centre website (May 22, 2012)

World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Statistics 2012 (press release: New data highlight increases in hypertension, diabetes incidence May 16 2012)

UNDP Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future (press release May 15, 2012)

IFPRI/IFRC Reducing the risk of food and nutrition insecurity among vulnerable populations (press release May 15, 2012)

Kamiljon T. Akramov Foreign aid allocation, governance, and economic growth (University of Pennsylvania Press; IFPRI news item May 15,2012)

Copenhagen Consensus Center Copenhagen Consensus 2012 (press release May 14, 2012)

UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Report: One Planet to Share - Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate (press kit May 10, 2012)

Oxfam America New USAID reforms put foreign aid to work fighting corruption and waste (May 7, 2012)

ActionAid USA Pledges, Principles, and Progress: Aid to Agriculture Since L’Aquila (press release May 4, 2012 )

African Development Bank Unlocking North Africa’s Potential through Regional Integration - Challenges and Opportunities (press release May 3, 2012)

OECD Better-Life Index - 2012 update (May, 2012)

Jonathan Gray, Lucy Chambers, Liliana Bounegru (Eds) The Data Journalism Handbook (O’Reilly Media, May 2012 and online)

Franck Ackerman, Richard Kozul-Wright and Rob Vos, eds., UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Climate Protection and Development (Bloomsbury, May 2012)

Freedom House Freedom in the World 2012 (release materials April 25, 2012)

OECD European Union - Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Peer Review 2012 (press release: “EU development co-operation: improving but still cumbersome” April 24, 2012)

IFPRI 2011 Global Food Policy Report (media materials April 23, 2012)

The World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) 2012 (press release April 19, 2012)

OECD Carbon finance in Africa (April 18, 2012)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook April 2012 - Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain (April 17, 2012; press briefing [Chs 3-4]; press points [Ch 4])

Oxfam America Hygiene promotion: determining what works (April 17, 2012)

World Bank Factoring Nature Into National Wealth Accounting (April 12, 2012)

Asian Development Bank Asian Development Outlook 2012 - Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia (press release April 11, 2012)

African Development Bank Agriculture Sector Strategy 2010 - 2014 (press release April 10, 2012)

Worldwatch Institute State of the World 2012 (press release: Time running out to ensure sustainable prosperity for all April 3, 2012)

Joshua Kurlantzick Myanmar’s Elections: Is Reform Real? (CFR April 2, 2012)

Ousman Gajigo et.al., African Development Bank Economic Brief - Fairer Mining Concessions in Africa: How can this be Achieved? (Africa Economic Brief April 2012)

Miyun Park and Peter Singer The Globalization of Animal Welfare: More Food Does Not Require More Suffering (Foreign Affairs March/April 2012)

Ousman Gajigo et.al., African Development Bank Gold Mining in Africa: Maximizing Economic Returns for Countries (Working Paper 147, March 29, 2012)

BRICS BRICS Summit: Delhi Declaration (March 29, 2012)

Habiba Ben Barka Border Posts, Checkpoints, and Intra-African Trade: Challenges and Solutions (African Development Bank; press release March 28, 2012)

Economic Commissions on Africa Economic Report on Africa 2012: Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth (press release March 27, 2012)

Michael Delaney and Jacobo Ocharan Local Capacity in Humanitarian Response: Vision or mirage? Oxfam America Research Report (March 14, 2012)

DARA Humanitarian Response Index 2011 (press release March 7, 2012)

The International Institute for Strategic Studies The Military Balance 2012 (press release March 7, 2012)

United States Department of State International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2012 (press release March 7, 2012)

Marco Stampini, Adeleke Salami, and Caroline Sullivan, African Development Bank The Water and Sanitation Index of Development Effectiveness (WIDE) in Sub-Saharan Africa (Africa Economic Brief; press release March 6, 2012)

Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It (The Penguin Press, March 1, 2012; New York Times review)

Claire Melamed Putting inequality in the post-2015 picture (ODI March 2012)

Charles A. Kupchan No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn (Oxford University Press, March 2012; Economist review)

Michael Deibert North Kivu’s False Peace (African arguments, February 29, 2012)

UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World (press release February 28, 2012)

G20 G20 Communique, Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, February 2012 (February 25-26, 2012)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) UNEP Year Book - Emerging Issues in Our Global Environment 2012 (press release February 13, 2012)

Mary Harper Getting Somalia Wrong: Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State (Zed Books, February 9, 2012)

Critical African Studies Debating “Becoming Zimbabwe A History from the Pre-colonial Period to 2008” (No 6, February 9, 2012). The book under discussion, Becoming Zimbabwe: A History from the Pre-colonial Period to 2008 (Weaver Press, August 1, 2009), was published in 2009 and edited by Brian Raftopoulos and Alois Mlambo.

Richard Dowden Saving Somalia? - reflections on the last 20 years, and the upcoming ‘London Conference’ (African Arguments, February 7, 2012)

Alex de Waal The contest over peace and security in Africa (African Arguments, February 6, 2012)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Global Water Security (February, 2012)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) UNEP Annual Report 2011 (PDF February 2012)

Lidia Cabral and John Howell Measuring aid to agriculture and food security (ODI Briefing Papers 72, February 2012)

Timothy Snyder War No More: Why the World Has Become More Peaceful (Foreign Affairs January/February 2012)

UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing (January 30, 2012)

Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index 2011-2012 (January 26, 2012)

Reuters AlertNet Future of Aid (January 26, 2012)

OECD Pensions at a Glance - Asia/Pacific 2011 (press release January 25, 2012)

International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Employment Trends 2012 (press release: Global Employment Trends 2012: World faces a 600 million jobs challenge, warns ILO January 24, 2012)

IMF World Economic Outlook Update: Global Recovery Stalls, Downside Risks Intensify (January 24, 2012)

Chatham House Silent Killer, Economic Opportunity: Rethinking Non-Communicable Disease (press release January 22, 2012)

Human Rights Watch World Report 2012 (press release: Governments Should Support Rights, Not Abusive Allies January 22, 2012)

World Bank Global Economic Prospects January 2012: Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities (press release January 18, 2012)

Oxfam, Save the Children A Dangerous Delay: The cost of late response to early warnings in the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa (press release January 18 2012)

Duncan Green, Oxfam Why did help arrive so late? Evidence v Incentives in the Horn of Africa drought. (January 18, 2012)

Eric Reeves They Bombed Everything that Moved: Aerial military attacks on civilians and humanitarians in Sudan, 1999 - 2012 (African Arguments, January 18, 2012)

NTI NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index (press release January 11, 2012)

World Economic Forum (WEF), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Swiss Re, The Wharton Center for Risk Management and Zurich Global Risks 2012 Report - Seventh Edition - An Initiative of the Risk Response Network (press release: Economic and social turmoil risk reversing the gains of globalization, report warns January 11, 2012)

George Gotz Global Change - Interviews with Leading Climate Scientists (Springer; January 4, 2012)

US Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 2012 (January 2012)

Eva Ludi, Lindsey Jones and Simon Levine Changing focus? How to start taking adaptive capacity seriously (ODI Briefing Papers 71, January 2012)


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